robinsonade

noun, often capitalized
rob·​in·​son·​ade | \ ¦räbə̇nsə¦nād, ˌrōbə̇nzōˈnädə \
plural robinsonades\ -​ādz \ also robinsonaden\ -​ädᵊn \

Definition of robinsonade

: a fictitious narrative of often fantastic adventures in real or imaginary distant places especially : a story of the adventures of a person marooned on a desert island the Robinsonade in world literature — E. G. Gudde

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History and Etymology for robinsonade

German robinsonade, from Robinson Crusoe, sailor who survives by great resourcefulness when marooned on a desert island in the fictional prose narrative Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe †1731 English journalist and novelist

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“Robinsonade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robinsonade. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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