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Defoe, Daniel 1661?-1731

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1,026 editions published between 1720 and 2018 in 42 languages and held by 11,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robinson Crusoe's seafaring adventures are abruptly ended when he is shipwrecked, the solitary survivor on a deserted island. He gradually creates a life for himself, building a house and cultivating the land, and making a companion from the native whose life he saves." "Daniel Defoe's story-telling and detailed descriptions have ensured that his fiction masquerading as fact remains one of the most famous stories in English literature. On one level a simple adventure tale, the novel also raises questions about moral and spiritual values, society, and man's abiding acquisitiveness. This new edition includes an introduction and notes that illuminate the historical context."--Jacket
The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( )

966 editions published between 1778 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 11,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of an Englishman shipwrecked for almost thirty years on a small isolated island where, using wit and industry, he manages to build life anew
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

460 editions published between 1 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 10,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll Flanders has been made into several stage and film versions. It is the story of a girl born to a convicted criminal, who advances herself through a life of multiple marriages, crime, and prostitution, though she ultimately, at age 69, repents of her wicked ways
A journal of the plague year : being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665 by Daniel Defoe( Book )

251 editions published between 1722 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time; the mass panics of a frightened citizenry; and the solitary travails of Defoe's narrator, a man who decides to remain in the city through it all, chronicling the course of events with an unwavering eye. Defoe's Journal remains perhaps the greatest account of a natural disaster ever written. A novel recounting the individual tragedies of the great plague of 1665
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( )

193 editions published between 1719 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 4,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of an Englishman shipwrecked for almost thirty years on a small isolated island where, using wit and industry, he manages to build life anew
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Recording )

201 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,774 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
The 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 others by Daniel Defoe( Book )

184 editions published between 1720 and 2016 in English and held by 3,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale about the pirate who sailed from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, probing into the remotest parts of far east Asia. The dramatic narration of the hazardous journeys are more than travel-narrative, as there is an examination of the human predicament--man's vulnerability to sin under the pressure of circumstances, and his innate craving for redemption and divine grace
The true-born Englishman : a satyr by Daniel Defoe( )

135 editions published between 1700 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

74 editions published between 1722 and 2010 in English and held by 2,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defoe's eighteenth-century picaresque novel of a woman's eventual escape from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society since her birth
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

263 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island
The wonderful life, and surprising adventures of that renowned hero Robinson Crusoe : who lived twenty-eight years on an uninhabited island, which he afterwards colonised by Daniel Defoe( )

145 editions published between 1762 and 1811 in English and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner : as related by himself by Daniel Defoe( )

170 editions published between 1719 and 1997 in English and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged version of the experiences of an Englishman stranded by shipwreck on a desert island where he survived for some thirty years
The farther adventures of Robinson Crusoe, being the second and last part of his life by Daniel Defoe( )

30 editions published between 1735 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Defoe (1659/1661-1731) was an English writer, journalist and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularise the genre in Britain. In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote over five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He is also a pioneer of economic journalism. His most famous novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), tells of a man's shipwreck on a desert island and his subsequent adventures. He also wrote Captain Singleton (1720), which portrays the redemptive power of one man's love for another; and Moll Flanders (1722), a picaresque first-person narration of the fall and eventual redemption of a lone woman in 17th century England
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Recording )

121 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan, born in a prison, works her way from the streets of London to a Virginia plantation
The life and most surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe : of York, mariner; who lived eight and twenty years in an uninhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river Oroonoque by Daniel Defoe( )

138 editions published between 1765 and 1811 in English and French and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1888 and 2009 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Note: The University of Adelaide Library eBooks @ Adelaide
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 )

107 editions published between 1724 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roxana", 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
Dickory Cronke by Daniel Defoe( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,807 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
 
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The life and adventures of Robinson CrusoeMoll FlandersA journal of the plague year : being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665The 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]Robinson CrusoeThe 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 othersThe true-born Englishman : a satyrMoll Flanders
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