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The Life of Daniel Defoe: A Critical Biography


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

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