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A political biography of Daniel Defoe

Author: P N Furbank; W R Owens
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2006.
Series: Eighteenth-century political biographies, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Furbank and Owens attempt to disentangle the story of Daniel Defoe's political career, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent. They argue that this remarkable career calls for a good deal of rethinking, not least because biography and bibliography are here inextricably intertwined.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P N Furbank; W R Owens
ISBN: 1851968105 9781851968107
OCLC Number: 62133397
Description: viii, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Poetry, Pamphleteering and the Pillory 2 Defoe and the Dead King 3 The Author of the Review 4 Propagandist for the Union 5 'Maintaining a Counter Correspondence' 6 1710: The Fateful Step 7 Defoe and the Whig Split 8 The Return of the Prodigal Appendices A: Three Recently-Discovered Letters from Defoe to Godolphin (1708) B: The 'Sir Andrew Politick' Letter (25 October 1718) C: Defoe's An Appeal to Honour and Justice (1715)
Series Title: Eighteenth-century political biographies, no. 1.
Responsibility: by P.N. Furbank & W.R. Owens.
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