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 rhetoric
- Situates his work within the precise historical circumstances of the eighteenth-century in which Defoe was an important and active participant
- Now available in paperback
Keywords: Daniel Defoe; literary biography; 18th century English literature; travel writing genre; Robinson Crusoe; Roxana; English novel; Defoe and journalism; Defoe economic journalism; political pamphlets; Defoe and satire; English literary history; Moll Flanders; Journal of the Plague Year, 18th Century English Literature, Literary Criticism & History, 18th Century English Literature, Literary Criticism & History