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Defoe, Daniel 1661?-1731

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

2,232 editions published between 1719 and 2016 in 45 languages and held by 14,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of an Englishman shipwrecked for almost thirty years on a small isolated island where, using wit and industry, he manages to build life anew
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

448 editions published between 1 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 9,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moll Flanders has been made into several stage and film versions. It is the story of a girl born to a convicted criminal, who advances herself through a life of multiple marriages, crime, and prostitution, though she ultimately, at age 69, repents of her wicked ways
A journal of the plague year, being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665 by Daniel Defoe( Book )

275 editions published between 1722 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 5,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time; the mass panics of a frightened citizenry; and the solitary travails of Defoe's narrator, a man who decides to remain in the city through it all, chronicling the course of events with an unwavering eye. Defoe's Journal remains perhaps the greatest account of a natural disaster ever written
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Recording )

190 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robinson Crusoe's account of his life as the sole survivor of a shipwreck on an island somewhere in the Caribbean. Loosely based on a true account of Scottish sailor, Alexander Selkirk
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

85 editions published between 1721 and 2010 in English and held by 2,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defoe's eighteenth-century picaresque novel of a woman's eventual escape from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society since her birth
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Recording )

87 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan, born in a prison, works her way from the streets of London to a Virginia plantation
Memoirs of a cavalier, or, A military journal of the wars in Germany and the wars in England from the year 1632 to the year 1648 : written threescore years ago by an English gentleman who served first in the army of Gustavus Adolphus, the glorious King of Sweden, till his death, and after that in the Royal Army of King Charles the First, from the beginning of the Rebellion to the end of that war by Daniel Defoe( Book )

230 editions published between 1720 and 2015 in English and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Defoe's great talent as a writer was to speak in the voices of others. Such was the authenticity of this memoir of a 17th-century soldier of fortune that for over half a century it was considered to be genuine. The struggle of the narrator to turn his observations into facts and to make certain history out of his uncertain experiences combines with vivid descriptions of the battles of the Civil War to give the narrative its dramatic qualities
The life & strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner by Daniel Defoe( Book )

229 editions published between 1766 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of an Englishman shipwrecked for almost thirty years on a small isolated island where, using wit and industry, he manages to build life anew
Roxana, the fortunate mistress, or, A history of the life and vast variety of fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau : afterwards called the Countess de Wintselsheim in Germany, being the person known by the name of the Lady Roxana in the time of Charles II by Daniel Defoe( Book )

98 editions published between 1724 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own 'wicked' life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. A resourceful adventuress, she is also an unforgiving analyst of her own susceptibilities, who tells us of the price she pays for her successes. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past. Unlike Defoe's other penitent anti-heroes, however, she fails to triumph over these weaknesses." "Roxana's fame lies not only in the heroine's 'vast variety of fortunes', but in her attempts to understand the sometimes bitter lessons of her life as a 'Fortunate Mistress'. Defoe's achievement was to invent, in 'Roxana', a gripping story-teller as well as a gripping story."--Jacket
The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

64 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Englishman's great resourcefulness enables him to survive for almost thirty years on the desert island where he is shipwrecked
A general history of the pyrates by Daniel Defoe( Book )

88 editions published between 1724 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses pirates such as Avery, Martel, Teach (Blackbeard), Stede Bonnet, Edward England, Charles Vane, John Rackam, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, Howel Davis, Bartholomew Roberts, Thomas Anstis, Worley, George Lowther, Edward Low, John Evans, John Phillips, Francis Spriggs, John Smith, Mission, Tew, William Kid, John Bowen, Halsey, Thomas White, Thomas Howard, David Williams, Samuel Burgess, Nathaniel North, Condent, Bellamy, Lewis, Cornelius, William Fly, and others, plus trials and civil laws and statutes concerning piracy
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

172 editions published between 1816 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600s, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island
The true-born Englishman : a satyr by Daniel Defoe( Book )

126 editions published between 1700 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and most surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe : of York, mariner; who lived eight and twenty years in an uninhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river Oroonoque by Daniel Defoe( )

142 editions published between 1765 and 1800 in English and French and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The further adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

32 editions published between 1790 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Defoe (1659/1661-1731) was an English writer, journalist and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularise the genre in Britain. In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote over five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He is also a pioneer of economic journalism. His most famous novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), tells of a man's shipwreck on a desert island and his subsequent adventures. He also wrote Captain Singleton (1720), which portrays the redemptive power of one man's love for another; and Moll Flanders (1722), a picaresque first-person narration of the fall and eventual redemption of a lone woman in 17th century England
Tour through the Eastern counties of England, 1722 by Daniel Defoe( Book )

17 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the novel; studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding by Ian Watt( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Moll FlandersA journal of the plague year, being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665Robinson CrusoeMoll FlandersThe life, adventures, and pyracies of the famous Captain Singleton : containing an account of being set on shore in the Island of Madagascar, his settlement there, with a description of the place and inhabitants : of his passage from thence, in a paraguay, to the main land of Africa, with an account of the customs and manners of the people : his great deliverances from the barbarous natives and wild beast : of his meeting with an Englishman, a citizen of London, among the Indians, the great riches he acquired, and his voyage home to England : as also Captain Singleton's return to sea, with an account of his many adventures and pyracies with the famous Captain Avery and othersMoll FlandersMemoirs of a cavalier, or, A military journal of the wars in Germany and the wars in England from the year 1632 to the year 1648 : written threescore years ago by an English gentleman who served first in the army of Gustavus Adolphus, the glorious King of Sweden, till his death, and after that in the Royal Army of King Charles the First, from the beginning of the Rebellion to the end of that warThe life & strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner