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Daniel Defoe : ambition & innovation

Author: Paula R Backscheider
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [1986] ©1986
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Paula Backscheider considers Daniel Defoe's entire canon as related, developing, and in close dynamic relationship to the literature of its time. In so doing, she revises our conception of the contexts of Defoe's work and reassesses his achievement and contribution as a writer. By restoring a literary context for modern criticism, Backscheider argues the intensity and integrity of Defoe's artistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Backsheider, Paula R.
Daniel Defoe : Ambition and Innovation.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Named Person: Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula R Backscheider
ISBN: 9780813161839 0813161835
OCLC Number: 900344996
Description: 1 online resource (310 pages)
Contents: COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. THE BENT AND GENIUS OF THE AGE; 2. POETRY; 3. PAMPHLETS AND POLITICS; 4. THE HISTORIES; 5. THE HISTORICAL NOVELS; 6. CRIME AND ADVENTURE; 7. ROXANA; 8. MELTED DOWN, FILLED WITH WONDERS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Responsibility: Paula R. Backscheider.

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By moving from Defoe's poetry, pamphlets, and histories to the novels, Backscheider offers an argument for the thematic and stylistic coherency of his oeuvre and for a recognition of the dominant  Read more...

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