Daniel Defoe Summary

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  • 1 Literature Criticism
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Biographies (6)

12,525 words, approx. 42 pages
Biography EssayDaniel Defoe's modern literary reputation is based almost entirely on the series of prose narratives that he wrote from 1719 to 1724. In April of 1719 Robinson Crusoe was published; wi... Read more
1,276 words, approx. 5 pages
The English novelist, journalist, poet, and government agent Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets, articles, and poems. Among the most productive authors of the Augustan Age, ... Read more
5,401 words, approx. 19 pages
The sheer weight of numbers is astounding. Daniel Defoe wrote over five hundred and sixty works of fiction, nonfiction prose, and poetry. His best-known novels were composed within five years of each ... Read more
12,874 words, approx. 43 pages
Defoe's modern literary reputation is based almost entirely on the series of prose narratives that he wrote from 1719 to 1724. In April of 1719 Robinson Crusoe was published; with the success of that ... Read more
11,409 words, approx. 39 pages
How does a poet turn into a novelist, what are the skills or talents that he takes from one art to the other, and what are the preoccupations, themes, or subjects in the poems themselves? These are so... Read more
8,829 words, approx. 30 pages
Today Daniel Defoe is known as the author of great novels--Robinson Crusoe (1719), Moll Flanders (1721), A Journal of the Plague Year (1722), Roxana (1724), and others less well known. In his own time... Read more