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A Defoe Companion : Literary Companions - J. Hammond

A Defoe Companion

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Daniel Defoe occupies a central place in the history of English literature. As the author of "Robinson Crusoe" and "Moll Flanders" he can claim, with some justification, to be the creator of the first novels in English. He was one of the earliest practitioners of the "desert island" myth which has had such a seminal influence on the human imagination. In "A Journal of the Plague Year" and "A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain" he forged a distinctive documentary style which deeply influenced later writers including Wells and Orwell. In summarizing Defoe's life and achievements, this book offers a critical overview of his contribution to the development of the novel and re-establishes him as a central figure in the history of literature.

List of Plates - Preface - PART 1 - The Making of a Novelist - Defoe's Literary Achievement - A Defoe Dictionary - Key to the Characters and Locations - PART 2 - The Shorter Fiction - Robinson Crusoe - Memoirs of a Cavalier - Captain Singleton - Moll Flanders - A Journal of the Plague Year - Colonel Jack - Roxana - A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain - Appendix - References - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333513286
ISBN-10: 0333513282
Series: Literary Companions
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 151
Published: 21st July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.3  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 3