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Daniel Defoe : His Life - Paula R. Backscheider

Paperback Published: 1st August 1992
ISBN: 9780801845123
Number Of Pages: 688
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Throughout one of English history's most tumultuous periods, Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) took part in and reported on nearly every major political, religious, and social controversy. This widely acclaimed biography offers a fascinating account of Defoe's remarkable life. Paula Backscheider reveals new information about Defoe's secret career as a double agent, his daring business ventures, his dangerous pen -- and his cat-and-mouse games with those who sought to control it. This is the definitive biography of one of eighteenth-century England's most influential figures -- and one of the most prolific and widely read authors of all time

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For the first time everything we know about Defoe is presented in a single orderly sequence..A searching study of a complex man, one that is coherent and credible for our times. * New York Times Book Review * A very considerable work of scholarship, and the first to give this prolific writer the extended treatment he after all deserves. * Washington Post Book World * Paula Backscheider spins this absorbing narrative with meticulous scholarship and lucidity. * Independent on Sunday *

ISBN: 9780801845123
ISBN-10: 0801845122
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st August 1992
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.19
Weight (kg): 0.98