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Daniel Defoe

Full Name: Daniel Defoe
Gender: Male
Died: 1731-04-24
Number of Works: 480
Daniel Defoe (1659/1661 [?] - 1731) was an English writer, journalist, and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain. In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.

ISBN: 0375757325, 9780375757327
Keywords: crusoe, robinson
Pages: 320
Published: 1719
  • Rating: 60%

Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Jo
ISBN: 1853260738, 9781853260735
Keywords: flanders, moll
Pages: 339
Published: 1722
  • Rating: 60%

Moll Flanders is, according to Virginia Woolf, one of the "few English novels which we can call indisputably great." Written by Defoe in 1722 under a pseudonym so his readers would think it an actual journal of the ribald fortunes and misfortunes of a woman in eighteenth-century London, the book remains a picaresque novel of astonishing vitality. From her birth in Newgate Prison to her ascent to a position of wealth and stature, Moll Flanders demonstrates both a mercantile spirit and an indomitable will. This vivid saga of an irresistible and notorious heroine - ?her high misdemeanor
ISBN: 0140437851, 9780140437850
Keywords: year, plague, journal
Pages: 336
Published: 1722
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0192834592, 9780192834591
Keywords: roxana
Pages: 400
Published: 1724
  • Rating: 60%

Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own `wicked' life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. A resourceful adventuress, she is also an unforgiving analyst of her own susceptibilities, who tells us of the price she pays for her successes. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past. Unlike Defoe's other penitent anti-heroes, however, she
ISBN: 0486404889, 9780486404882
Keywords: pyrates, history, general
Pages: 800
Published: 1972
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 8182522854, 9788182522855
Keywords: crusoe, robinson, flanders, moll
Pages: 304
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0012863750, 2940012863751
Keywords: nook, navigation, active, toc, new, defoe, adventures, robinson, crusoe, daniel, life
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 100%

This book include active Table of Contents and it's very easy to navigate.The book is a fictional autobiography of the title character, an English castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Venezuela, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. This device, presenting an account of supposedly factual events, is known as a "false document" and gives a realistic frame story.Want more quality e-books with excellent formatting for your NOOK? Just type "FLT" in Search Field, choose "NOOK Books" category and press &quo