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Defoe, Daniel 1661?-1731

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Works: 6,421 works in 24,674 publications in 49 languages and 457,221 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Adventure stories  Picaresque literature  Military history  Sea stories  Biography  Robinsonades 
Subject Headings: Criminals  Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Attributed name, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PR3404, 823.5
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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

3,429 editions published between 1719 and 2015 in 48 languages and held by 23,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the seventeenth century, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a desert island before being rescued
Moll Flanders, an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources; criticism by Daniel Defoe( Book )

589 editions published between 1 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 13,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether or not the main source for Moll herself was a female criminal Defoe may have known personally in Newgate Prison, such as Moll King, his heroine's adventures echo events in the popular criminal biographies of the day. It is clear, moreover, that Defoe drew upon his own earlier periodical writings for a number of the episodes in the novel. The Backgrounds and Sources section provides material that influenced the conception of Moll Flanders. The Criticism section offers one of the most comprehensive selections of opinion on the novel yet available in a single volume. In addition to a general survey of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century appraisals of Defoe and the novel, the selections include commentary on problems that have concerned modern critics of the novel, such as ironic intent, the structure of the novel, thematic and philosophical insights, and character evaluations. Among the critics represented are Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, James Joyce, G.A. Starr, Alan McKillop, Ian Watt, Terence Martin, Wayne C. Booth, Martin Price, Arnold Kettle, Maximillian Novak, Robert Alan Donovan and Michael Shinage
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Recording )

168 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robinson Crusoe's account of his life as the sole survivor of a shipwreck on an island somewhere in the Caribbean. Loosely based on a true account of Scottish sailor, Alexander Selkirk
Roxana, the fortunate mistress, or, A history of the life and vast variety of fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau : afterwards called the Countess de Wintselsheim in Germany, being the person known by the name of the Lady Roxana in the time of Charles II by Daniel Defoe( Book )

140 editions published between 1724 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own 'wicked' life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. A resourceful adventuress, she is also an unforgiving analyst of her own susceptibilities, who tells us of the price she pays for her successes. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past. Unlike Defoe's other penitent anti-heroes, however, she fails to triumph over these weaknesses." "Roxana's fame lies not only in the heroine's 'vast variety of fortunes', but in her attempts to understand the sometimes bitter lessons of her life as a 'Fortunate Mistress'. Defoe's achievement was to invent, in 'Roxana', a gripping story-teller as well as a gripping story."--Jacket
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Recording )

81 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan, born in a prison, works her way from the streets of London to a Virginia plantation
A general history of the pyrates by Daniel Defoe( Book )

67 editions published between 1724 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses pirates such as Avery, Martel, Teach (Blackbeard), Stede Bonnet, Edward England, Charles Vane, John Rackam, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, Howel Davis, Bartholomew Roberts, Thomas Anstis, Worley, George Lowther, Edward Low, John Evans, John Phillips, Francis Spriggs, John Smith, Mission, Tew, William Kid, John Bowen, Halsey, Thomas White, Thomas Howard, David Williams, Samuel Burgess, Nathaniel North, Condent, Bellamy, Lewis, Cornelius, William Fly, and others, plus trials and civil laws and statutes concerning piracy
The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner: who lived eight and twenty years all alone in an un-inhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river of Oroonoque, having been cast on shore by shipwreck wherein all the men perished but himself [i.e. Daniel Defoe] by Daniel Defoe( Book )

45 editions published between 1868 and 2002 in English and Vietnamese and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusoe leaves the English coast for Africa and finds himself the sole survivor of a shipwreck. On a desert island, he finds another human footprint on the shore, encounters cannibals, and befriends a native
The true-born Englishman a satyr by Daniel Defoe( Book )

203 editions published between 1700 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe( Book )

14 editions published between 1888 and 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I find so much left to speak of, and so many things to say in every part of England, that my journey cannot be barren of intelligence which way soever I turn; no, though I were to oblige myself to say nothing of anything that had been spoken of before
Tour through the Eastern counties of England, 1722 by Daniel Defoe( Book )

9 editions published between 1888 and 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the novel; studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding by Ian Watt( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide explores the dominant methodologies, theories and debates surrounding the emergence of the novel during the 18th-century. Covering key criticism on authors such as Defoe, Fielding, Richardson and Austen, the emphasis is on how critical work is interrelated, allowing readers to discern trends in the critical conversation
Dickory Cronke by Daniel Defoe( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formality of a preface to this little book might have been very well omitted, if it were not to gratify the curiosity of some inquisitive people, who, I foresee, will be apt to make objections against the reality of the narrative. Indeed the public has too often been imposed upon by fictitious stories, and some of a very late date, so that I think myself obliged by the usual respect which is paid to candid and impartial readers, to acquaint them, by way of introduction, with what they are to expect, and what they may depend upon, and yet with this caution too, that it is an indication of ill nature or ill manners, if not both, to pry into a secret that is industriously concealed. However, that there may be nothing wanting on my part, I do hereby assure the reader, that the papers from whence the following sheets were extracted, are now in town, in the custody of a person of unquestionable reputation, who, I will be bold to say, will not only be ready, but proud, to produce them upon a good occasion, and that I think is as much satisfaction as the nature of this case requires
Defoe, the critical heritage by Pat Rogers( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
(On) the education of women by Daniel Defoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Moll Flanders, an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources; criticism
Alternative Names

controlled identityJohnson, Charles, active 1724-1731

De Fo, Daniel', 1661?-1731

De Foe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

De Foe , Daniele

Defo, Daniel

Defo, Daniel, 1661?-1731

Defo, Danielo, 1661?-1731

Defo, Daniyel, 1661?-1731

Defoe , Daniel

Di Foe , Daniele

English gentleman, 1661?-1731

Gabriel John, 1661?-1731

Gentleman, 1661?-1731

John, Gabriel, 1661?-1731

Johnson , Charles <captain>

L. M., 1661?-1731

Lay-hand in the country, 1661?-1731

Lover of old England, 1661?-1731

Lover of truth, 1661?-1731

Merchant, 1661?-1731

Moreton, Andrew, 1661?-1731

Даниель Дефо, 1661?-1731

דיפו, דניאל

דיפו, דניאל, 1661?־1731

דיפואה, 1731־?1661

דעפא, דאניעל

דפו, דניאל

דפו, דניאל, 1661?-1731

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Moll Flanders, an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources; criticismRobinson CrusoeRoxana, the fortunate mistress, or, A history of the life and vast variety of fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau : afterwards called the Countess de Wintselsheim in Germany, being the person known by the name of the Lady Roxana in the time of Charles IIThe life, adventures, and pyracies of the famous Captain Singleton : containing an account of being set on shore in the Island of Madagascar, his settlement there, with a description of the place and inhabitants : of his passage from thence, in a paraguay, to the main land of Africa, with an account of the customs and manners of the people : his great deliverances from the barbarous natives and wild beast : of his meeting with an Englishman, a citizen of London, among the Indians, the great riches he acquired, and his voyage home to England : as also Captain Singleton's return to sea, with an account of his many adventures and pyracies with the famous Captain Avery and othersMoll FlandersA general history of the pyratesMemoirs of a cavalier, or, A military journal of the wars in Germany and the wars in England from the year 1632 to the year 1648 : written threescore years ago by an English gentleman who served first in the army of Gustavus Adolphus, the glorious King of Sweden, till his death, and after that in the Royal Army of King Charles the First, from the beginning of the Rebellion to the end of that warThe life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner: who lived eight and twenty years all alone in an un-inhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river of Oroonoque, having been cast on shore by shipwreck wherein all the men perished but himself [i.e. Daniel Defoe]