The Life of Daniel Defoe: A Critical Biography (Wiley Blackwell Critical Biographies)

The Life of Daniel Defoe: A Critical Biography (Wiley Blackwell Critical Biographies)

By: John Richetti (author)Paperback

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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

About Author

John Richetti is A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written extensively on the eighteenth-century English novel and eighteenth-century philosophical prose, including The English Novel in History: 1700 1780 (1999), Philosophical Writing: Locke, Berkeley, Hume (1983), Defoe s Narratives (1975), and Popular Fiction Before Richardson: Narrative Patterns 1700-1739 (1969). He has edited Robinson Crusoe (2003), among other titles.


Preface vi Acknowledgments x 1 Dissenter, Merchant, Speculator,Writer 1 2 Early Writings 1697 1703: Projects, Dissent, Poems 31 3 Political Journalism: 1697 1710 70 4 Political Agent and Journalist: Queen Anne to the Hanoverians 113 5 Moral, Social, and Economic Writings 1714 31 143 6 Robinson Crusoe 174 7 Travel, Politics, and Adventure 213 8 Crime and Narrative 234 9 Roxana: A Novel of Crime and Punishment 268 10 History, Facts, and Literature 301 11 Political Journalist and Moral Censor: 1715 31 337 Notes 362 Bibliography 390 Index 395

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  • ISBN13: 9781119045304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9781119045304
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 1119045304

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