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Daniel Defoe

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Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London in 1660. It was perhaps, ineveitable that Defoe, an outspoken man, would become a political journalist. As a Puritan he believed God had given him a mission to print the truth, that is, to proselytize on religion and politics, and in fact, he became a prolific pamphleteer satirizing the hypocrisies of both Church and State. Defoe admired William III, and his poem The True-Born Englishman (1701) won him the King's friendship. But an ill-timed satire on High Church extremists, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, published during Queen Anne's reign, resulted in his... Read More

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A Journal of the Plague Year

Written by Daniel Defoe
Introduction by Jason Goodwin


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 11, 2012
Price: $8.99

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A Journal of the Plague Year

Written by Daniel Defoe
Introduction by Jason Goodwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $9.95

Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life... Read more >
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Moll Flanders

Written by Daniel Defoe
Introduction by Virginia Woolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $11.00

Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin in search of property and power. Born in Newgate Prison to a picaresque mother, Moll propels herself through marriages, periods of success and... Read more >
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Moll Flanders

Written by Daniel Defoe


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 26, 1991
Price: $22.00

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Moll Flanders

Written by Daniel Defoe


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1989
Price: $4.95

Daniel Defoe's extraordinary chronicle of a determined young girl's courageous rise from her poverty-stricken beginnings in 17th century England to a position of prosperous respectability. Read more >
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Moll Flanders

Written by Daniel Defoe


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 28, 2006
Price: $1.99

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Moll Flanders

Written by Daniel Defoe


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $7.99

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Robinson Crusoe

Written by Daniel Defoe
Introduction by Virginia Woolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $9.00

Daniel Defoe relates the tale of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly three decades. An ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances, Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God. This edition features maps. Read more >
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Robinson Crusoe
His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures
Written by Daniel Defoe


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $16.95

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Robinson Crusoe

Written by Daniel Defoe


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 1, 1982
Price: $5.95

This classic story of a shipwrecked mariner on a deserted island is perhaps the greatest adventure in all of English literature. Fleeing from pirates, Robinson Crusoe is swept ashore in a storm possessing only a knife, a box of tobacco, a pipe-and the will to survive. His is the saga of... Read more >
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Robinson Crusoe

Written by Daniel Defoe


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 28, 2006
Price: $1.99

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