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Published by Pickering & Chatto, Ltd. in London, Brookfield, Vt .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • Political and social views,
  • Journalists,
  • Biography,
  • English Authors

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby P.N. Furbank & W.R. Owens
SeriesEighteenth-century political biographies -- no. 1
ContributionsOwens, W. R.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3406 .F87 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 277 p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24841562M
ISBN 101851968105
LC Control Number2011380161

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  Daniel Defoe, (born , London, Eng.—died Ap , London), English novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist, author of Robinson Crusoe (–22) and Moll Flanders ().. Early life. Defoe’s father, James Foe, was a hard-working and fairly prosperous tallow chandler (perhaps also, later, a butcher), of Flemish descent. By his middle 30s, Daniel was . Get this from a library! A political biography of Daniel Defoe. [P N Furbank; W R Owens] -- 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 . A Political Biography of Daniel Defoe 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. Book Description. 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.

The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions.. Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions, including Robinson Crusoe; Places emphasis on Defoe’s distinctive style and rhetoricCited by:   Daniel Defoe Biography by Jennifer Jessen March 2, Daniel Defoe (c. –) was an English author and political pamphleteer born in the parish of St Giles, Cripplegate, London, in the latter part of or early in , of a nonconformist family. The book challenges the current account of Defoe's political career - rather drastically in some cases. It argues, for example, that Defoe's cherished story of his intimacy with King William - a staple of all previous Defoe biographies - was most probably an (immensely bold) fiction, a view which, if correct, entails considerable revision of. Throughout one of English history's most tumultuous periods, Daniel Defoe () 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 .

Daniel Defoe's "Political History of the Devil" was first published in and is part of a trilogy of books Defoe wrote towards the end of his life that address various occult subjects. Here Defoe specifically discusses the history and influence of the Archfied, Satan, and /5(3). This volume engages with the radical political career of Daniel Defoe, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent, and radically rethinks it, examining the critical integration of biography with bibliography, re-examining several key texts, and reshaping the modern biographical figure of the author. Looking for books by Daniel Defoe? See all books authored by Daniel Defoe, including The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Gr, and A Journal of the Plague Year, and more on A Political Biography of Daniel Defoe. by P N Furbank,W.R. Owens. Eighteenth-Century Political Biographies. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: Taylor And Francis.