This is not the first time I've heard of this, and I'm not really sure this is true. Then I came across this book review:
Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719 and sometimes regarded as the first novel in English.
Then I started wondering, is this really true? What about other books like Utopia by More?
Does anyone have evidence as to whether or not Robinson Crusoe is the first novel?
I suppose it depends on the definition of a novel.