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Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe - James T. Boulton

Selected Writings of Daniel Defoe

By: James T. Boulton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th July 1975
ISBN: 9780521099318
Number Of Pages: 300

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Paradoxically, Daniel Defoe is diminished by his popularity as the author of a handful of important novels, since the remainder of his voluminous writings suffer undue neglect. Fully to understand him he should be taken whole but his authorship of over 500 publications renders this feat well nigh impossible. The purpose of this selection, then, is to enable the reader to make or renew the acquaintance of Defoe on some of his favourite topics such as trade and politics, manners and morality, in poetry as well as prose, and in works like A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs Veal and Memoirs of a Cavalier, which are characteristic blends of fact and fiction. Equipped with the insights possible from this sample, the reader - it is hoped - will return to the major novels with a keener appreciation of their distinctive quality and a livelier sense of their author.

Note on the text
Defoe's life: a chronological survey
The Selections: from An Essay Upon Projects
An Argument Shewing, That a Standing Army...
From The True-Born Englishman
From Legion's Memorial
The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters
From A Hymn to the Pillory
Letter to Robert Harley
From A Review
A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs Veal
Letters to Robert Harley
And What if the Pretender Should Come?
An Appeal to Honour and Justice
From The Family Instructor
Letter to Charles de la Faye
From Memoirs of a Cavalier
From The Complete English Tradesman
From The History of the Pyrates: of Captain Bellamy
From The Compleat English Gentleman
Letter to Henry Baker
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ISBN: 9780521099318
ISBN-10: 0521099315
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 7th July 1975
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38