Daniel Defoe - Author

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A prolific journalist and pamphleteer, Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is best remembered for his contribution to the English novel, with works such as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders considered pioneers of their genre.

Featured books by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

Robinson Crusoe A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

Michael Morpugo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom is just one of the very many stories for adults and children alike that have been inspired by Daniel Defoe’s classic shipwreck story. Written over 300 years ago, the story of Robinson Crusoe, an impulsive young man who runs away to sea against the best efforts of his parents to stop him, is packed full of gripping action as Crusoe survives the worst the elements throw  at him before he is shipwrecked on an apparently uninhabited island. The story of Crusoe’s life on an island is a lyrical study of a place as well as an inspiring story of one man’s resourcefulness. In this adapted edition award-winning illustrator Robert Inkpen’s illustrations bring Daniel Defoe’s classic story to life in timeless images. 

Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2020

Born in Newgate Prison to an incarcerated mother, Moll Flanders is compelled from earliest childhood to make her own way in the world and to live off her wit and beauty. Her desire to climb the rungs of society leads her through a tangled web of incest, adultery, prostitution, deception and theft, before she is eventually transported to the New World for her crimes. Presented as Moll's autobiography, and published anonymously, the novel, through its self-made protagonist, highlights the intricacies and double standards of Moll's contemporary society, and offers an irresistible and evocative insight into both the drawing rooms and seedy back alleys of seventeenth-century England. This new edition is here presented with notes and extra material.

Other books by Daniel Defoe

Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe with his Vision of the Angelick World

Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe with his Vision of the Angelick World

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2022

Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoewith his Vision of the Angelick World, first published in 1720 and considered a sequel to The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, is a collection of essays written in the voice of the Crusoe character. Expressing Defoe's thoughts about many moral questions of the day, the narrator takes up isolation, poverty, religious liberty, and epistemology. Defoe also used this volume to revive his interest in poetry, not the satiric poetry of the early eighteenth century, but the more inspirational verse that appeared in some of his later works. Serious Reflections also includes an imaginative flight in which Crusoe wanders among the planets, a return to the moon voyage impulse of Defoe's 1705 work The Consolidator. Illuminating the ideas and philosophy of this most influential of English novelists, it is invaluable for any student of the period.

The Complete Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (3 volume set)

The Complete Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (3 volume set)

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2022

A three-volume set of the definitive Stoke Newington Editions of Robinson Crusoe. The novels and essays with introductions, line notes, and full bibliographical notes. Includes: The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe,The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, and Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe with his Vision of the Angelick World. These definitve editions are more affordable when purchased as a three-volume set. Robinson Crusoe, an adventure tale that fascinated such thinkers as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl Marx, Virginia Woolf, and J. M. Coetzee, has been an international best-seller for three hundred years. An adventure tale involving cannibals, pirates, and shipwrecks, it embodies economic, social, political, and philosophical themes that continue to be relevant today. Moreover, the notion of isolation on a deserted island and a fascination with survival continue to be central to countless popular cinema and television programs. This edition of the novel with its introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes provides a uniquely scholarly presentation of the novel. There has been no other edition like it. Defoe's The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was almost always published together with The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Only after 1950 was the first volume printed alone-a shorter work for some classes. But in addition to fulfilling the promise of the first volume, The Farther Adventures is an exciting adventure novel by itself. Crusoe returns to his island to learn about his colony, and then travels to Madagascar, India, and China before returning to England after some exciting encounters. Complete with an introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes, this is an edition like no other. Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe with his Vision of the Angelick World, first published in 1720 and considered a sequel to The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, is a collection of essays written in the voice of the Crusoe character. Expressing Defoe's thoughts about many moral questions of the day, the narrator takes up isolation, poverty, religious liberty, and epistemology. Defoe also used this volume to revive his interest in poetry, not the satiric poetry of the early eighteenth century, but the more inspirational verse that appeared in some of his later works. Serious Reflections also includes an imaginative flight in which Crusoe wanders among the planets, a return to the moon voyage impulse of Defoe's 1705 work The Consolidator. Illuminating the ideas and philosophy of this most influential of English novelists, it is invaluable for any student of the period.

The Fortunate Mistress

The Fortunate Mistress

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2022

The Fortunate Mistress by Daniel Defoe

Augusta Triumphans; Or, the Way to Make London the Most Flourishing City in the Universe

Augusta Triumphans; Or, the Way to Make London the Most Flourishing City in the Universe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2022

Augusta Triumphans; Or, the Way to Make London the Most Flourishing City in the Universe by Daniel Defoe

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe(Illustarted)

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe(Illustarted)

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2022

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe(Illustarted) by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders (Annotated)

Moll Flanders (Annotated)

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2022

Moll Flanders (Annotated) by Daniel Defoe

The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2022

The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2022

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

The Farther Adventures of Robinson (Illustarted)

The Farther Adventures of Robinson (Illustarted)

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2022

The Farther Adventures of Robinson (Illustarted) by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe Illustrated

Robinson Crusoe Illustrated

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2022

Robinson Crusoe Illustrated by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe de Daniel Defoe (fiche de lecture et analyse complete de l'oeuvre)

Robinson Crusoe de Daniel Defoe (fiche de lecture et analyse complete de l'oeuvre)

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2022

Robinson Crusoe de Daniel Defoe (fiche de lecture et analyse complete de l'oeuvre) by Daniel Defoe

Atalantis Major (Esprios Classics)

Atalantis Major (Esprios Classics)

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/12/2021

Atalantis Major (Esprios Classics) by Daniel Defoe

An Appeal to Honour and Justice, Though It Be of His Worst Enemies; Being A True Account of His Conduct in Public Affairs.

An Appeal to Honour and Justice, Though It Be of His Worst Enemies; Being A True Account of His Conduct in Public Affairs.

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/12/2021

An Appeal to Honour and Justice, Though It Be of His Worst Enemies; Being A True Account of His Conduct in Public Affairs. by Daniel Defoe

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2021

Defoe's The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was almost always published together with The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Only after 1950 was the first volume printed alone-a shorter work for some classes. But in addition to fulfilling the promise of the first volume, The Farther Adventures is an exciting adventure novel by itself. Crusoe returns to his island to learn about his colony, and then travels to Madagascar, India, and China before returning to England after some exciting encounters. Complete with an introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes, this is an edition like no other.

A General History of the Pyrates

A General History of the Pyrates

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2021

A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe

And What if the Pretender should Come?; Or Some Considerations of the Advantages and Real Consequences of the Pretender's Possessing the Crown of Great Britain

And What if the Pretender should Come?; Or Some Considerations of the Advantages and Real Consequences of the Pretender's Possessing the Crown of Great Britain

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2021

And What if the Pretender should Come?; Or Some Considerations of the Advantages and Real Consequences of the Pretender's Possessing the Crown of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe

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