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Defoe, Daniel

Born: 1660 at London, England
Died: 24-4-1731

Summary of Biography

Defoe was a prolific novelist, journalist and pamphleteer. His work is notable for its realism, precision and directness of style. Defoe is also recognized as the first author in modern English literature to write ghost stories.

Biography

Daniel Defoe was one of the first English novelists. Born in London to Presbyterian dissenters, he survived both the plague and the Great Fire of London in 1666. He joined the Monmouth Rebellion, was arrested for debt, worked as a tax collector, and ran a brick factory. In addition to such adventurous novels as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, Defoe composed political tracts, poems, travel books, and hundreds of other writings.

This section contains 8 books
Tour Through Eastern Counties of England
Tour Through Eastern Counties of England


US$ 19.99
Roxana
Roxana


US$ 36.99
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe


US$ 29.99
Moll Flanders
Moll Flanders


US$ 36.99
From London to Land's End
From London to Land's End


US$ 17.99
Captain Singleton
Captain Singleton


US$ 29.99
An Essay Upon Projects
An Essay Upon Projects


US$ 18.99
A Journal of the Plague Year
A Journal of the Plague Year


US$ 24.99