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Daniel Defoe : his life

Author: Paula R Backscheider
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) took part in and reported on many major political, religious and social controversies. This biography offers an account of Defoe's life, revealing his secret career as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Backscheider, Paula R.
Daniel Defoe.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)555839066
Named Person: Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula R Backscheider
ISBN: 0801837855 9780801837852 0801845122 9780801845123
OCLC Number: 18739238
Description: xv, 671 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Fire and plague --
Merchant-rebel --
Bankrupt --
Recovery --
Fugitive --
Prison --
Four hundred thousand words --
The literary effort of a lifetime --
New life --
A terrible people --
Political maelstrom --
The goliath of the party --
A team of writers --
Six hundred thousand words --
A discontented people --
A penetrating eye --
The whole world in motion --
Projects and designs --
Changes and disasters --
Epilogue : bred in the bone.
Responsibility: Paula R. Backscheider.
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