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Author Richetti, John J.

Title The life of Daniel Defoe / John Richetti
Published Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 406 pages) : illustrations
Series Blackwell critical biographies
Blackwell critical biographies.
Contents Cover -- Preface -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Dissenter, Merchant, Speculator, Writer -- 2 Early Writings 1697 ... 1703: Projects, Dissent, Poems -- 3 Political Journalism: 1697 ... 1710 -- 4 Political Agent and Journalist: Queen Anne to the Hanoverians -- 5 Moral, Social, and Economic Writings 1714 ... 31 -- 6 Robinson Crusoe -- 7 Travel, Politics, and Adventure -- 8 Crime and Narrative -- 9 Roxana:A Novel of Crime and Punishment -- 10 History, Facts, and Literature -- 11 Political Journalist and Moral Censor: 1715 ... 31 -- Notes -- Bibliography
Summary 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. The book provides a commentary on most of his voluminous political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions. All these works are situated in the precise historical circumstances of the eighteenth century in which Defoe was an important and active participant. The biography focuses on Defoe's life and mind as it appears in his writing, and emphasises his distinctive style and rhetoric
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-394) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography.
Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 0470754664
(hard cover ; alk. paper)