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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens .
Written in English


  • Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Time in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPaul K. Alkon.
LC ClassificationsPR3408.T54 A5
The Physical Object
Pagination276 p. ;
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4719178M
ISBN 100820305481
LC Control Number78006021

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Daniel Defoe wrote this account when the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction were looser. He freely mixes invention, hearsay, anecdote, and real statistics, in pursuit of a gripping yarn. Defoe himself was only a young boy when the Great Plague struck London, in ; but he writes the story in the person of a well-to-do, curi/5(). With Moll Flanders, a fiction about a famous adventuress, thief, and all-around rogue, it’s easy to spy Defoe’s affection for a type of fiction popular at the time, the picaresque.. defines “Picaresque” this way: “Picaresque novel, early form of novel, usually a first-person narrative, relating the adventures of a rogue or lowborn adventurer (Spanish pícaro) as he. rows  This book is on the following lists: 3rd on The Greatest Novels of All Time: The List .   Daniel Defoe’s fictional work The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is published. The book, about a shipwrecked sailor who spends 28 years on a .

2 days ago  He also wrote Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress () offer remarkable examples of the way in which Defoe seems to inhabit his fictional (yet "drawn from life") characters, not least in that they are women. Daniel Defoe died on April 24 or 25, and was interred in Bunhill Fields, London. Books by Daniel Defoe.   The timeless fame he has reached is a further proof of the fact that Defoe was, undoubtedly, the first to create a text as innovative as Robinson Crusoe. Many writers have considered this book as an inspiration for their works, so that his book should be considered the first novel in the history of English literature. Work Cited. Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe, novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in London in Defoe’s first long work of fiction, it introduced two of the most-enduring characters in English literature: Robinson Crusoe and Friday. Learn more about the novel in this article.   Today my book beginning is from A Journal of the Plague Year: being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well public as private, which happened in London during the last great visitation in by Daniel Defoe, one of my TBRs. Now would seem to be the right time .

  Defoe chose to locate the fictional island on which Crusoe is stranded around 40 miles from the mouth of the Orinoco, and furnish it with a kindlier climate than that . The work is classified as a “novel” and is discussed in most reviews as a work of fiction. It is a work of fiction in the sense that the first person narrator is a fictional person (probably based on Defoe’s uncle) because Defoe, himself, would have been only 5 years old in at the time Reviews:   In , Daniel Defoe pulled off one of the great literary hoaxes of all time. A Journal of the Plague Year, he called his latest title page promises “Observations of the most. Daniel Defoe (?) was a prolific English writer who became one of the first Western writers to write novels and turn them into a sought after literary genre. During his life, Defoe wrote more than books, pamphlets and journals on topics a.