The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions.
A critical study of the writing of Daniel Defoe. Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political and religious journalism, as well as on his narrative fictions. Places emphasis on Defoe’s distinctive style and rhetoric.
Dissenter, merchant, speculator, writer Early writings 1697-1703: projects, dissent, poems Political journalism: 1697-1710 Political agent and journalist: Queen Anne to the Hanoverians Moral, social, and economic writings 1714-31 Robinson Crusoe Travel, politics, and adventure Crime and narrative Roxana: a novel of crime and punishment History, facts, and literature Political journalist and moral censor: 1715-31