Novak, Maximillian E.

Distinguished Research Professor

Kaplan 204
Tel: 310.825.1975 / Fax: 310.267.4339 / E-mail



D. Phil., St. Johns College, Oxford, 1961

Ph.D., UCLA, 1958


Transformations in Robinson Crusoe and Defoe’s Other Narratives: Finding the Thing Itself, 2014.

Daniel Defoe Master of Fiction. 2001.

Realism, Myth and History in Defoe’s Fiction. 1983.

Eighteenth Century English Literature. 1983

William Congreve. 1971

Defoe and the Nature of Man. 1963.

Economics and the Fiction of Daniel Defoe. 1962.

Major Editions:

Dryden, Works, vol. X [1970], XIII [with Alan Roper, 1984], part of XVII [1971].

Defoe, The Consolidator [with Kennedy & Seidel] . 2001.

Defoe, Essay upon Projects [with Kennedy & Seidel]1999.

Behn. Oroonoko [with David Rodes]. 1976.

General Editor: Stoke Newington Defoe.

Edited Collections with Introductions:

The Age of Projects. 2003.

Approaches to Robinson Crusoe [with Carl Fischer]. 2005.

Enchanted Ground [with Jayne Lewis]. 2004.

Passionate Encounters [with Anne Mellor]. 2000.

English Literature in the Age of Disguise. 1977.

The Wild Man Within [with Ed Dudley]. 1972.

Interest Areas
• Eighteenth-C. British Literature