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Daniel Defoe

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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2001
$9.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75789-1 (0-375-75789-9)

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






Moll Flanders
Written by Daniel Defoe, Introduction by Virginia Woolf
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2002
$11.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76010-5 (0-375-76010-5)

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






Moll Flanders
Written by Daniel Defoe
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1991
$22.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40548-1 (0-679-40548-8)

This is the spirited story of a survivor whose racy anecdotes and shady dealings only underline her essential warmth and goodness. But there is nothing sentimental about Moll, who presents herself warts and all. Though her adventures take her abroad, she remains the vivid creation of London.

Moll Flanders, pickpocket and prostitute–a...

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Moll Flanders
Written by Daniel Defoe
Bantam Classics | Paperback | January 1989
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21328-7 (0-553-21328-8)

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






Robinson Crusoe
Written by Daniel Defoe, Introduction by Virginia Woolf
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$9.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75732-7 (0-375-75732-5)

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






Robinson Crusoe
Written by Daniel Defoe
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1993
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-42819-0 (0-679-42819-4)

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






Robinson Crusoe
Written by Daniel Defoe
Bantam Classics | Paperback | June 1982
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21373-7 (0-553-21373-3)

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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