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Defoe, Daniel 1661?-1731

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Works: 11,587 works in 42,720 publications in 51 languages and 497,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Sea stories  Adventure stories  Diary fiction  Robinsonades  Picaresque literature 
Subject Headings: Criminals  Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Translator, Attributed name, Dedicatee, Honoree, Contributor, Dubious author, Performer, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR3404,
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Most widely held works by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

2,440 editions published between 1720 and 2015 in 51 languages and held by 15,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

627 editions published between 1 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 9,605 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
The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1,223 editions published between 1755 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 6,716 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
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 )

455 editions published between 1722 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 6,037 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 )

171 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,881 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
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 )

178 editions published between 1724 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,087 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
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

251 editions published between 1722 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe?s Moll Flanders details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin in search of property and power. Born in Newgate Prison to a picaresque mother, Moll propels herself through marriages, periods of success and destitution, and a trip to the New World and back, only to return to the place of her birth as a popular prostitute and brilliant thief. The story of Moll Flanders vividly illustrates Defoe?s themes of social mobility and predestination, sin, redemption and reward. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the 1721 edition printed by Chetwood in London, the only edition approved by Defoe. From the Trade Paperback edition
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Recording )

106 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan, born in a prison, works her way from the streets of London to a Virginia plantation
A general history of the pyrates by Daniel Defoe( Book )

96 editions published between 1724 and 2015 in 4 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 life and strange surprising 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 great river of Oroonoque, having been cast on shore by shipwreck wherein all the men perished but himself [i.e. Daniel Defoe] by Daniel Defoe( Book )

109 editions published between 1868 and 1998 in English and French and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Englishman stranded by shipwreck on a desert island survives there for some thirty years
The life, adventures and piracies of the famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe( Book )

114 editions published between 1887 and 2013 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Singleton goes to sea at the age of twelve, makes a fortune, loses it, and makes another as a pirate before he ultimately reforms
The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner by Daniel Defoe( Book )

205 editions published between 1828 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,146 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
The true-born Englishman a satyr by Daniel Defoe( Book )

140 editions published between 1700 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonderful life, and surprising adventures of that renowned hero Robinson Crusoe who lived twenty-eight years on an uninhabited island, which he afterwards colonised by Daniel Defoe( Book )

139 editions published between 1762 and 1811 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

98 editions published between 1719 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 437 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
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( )

141 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and French and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe( Book )

21 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I find so much left to speak of, and so many things to say in every part of England, that my journey cannot be barren of intelligence which way soever I turn; no, though I were to oblige myself to say nothing of anything that had been spoken of before
Tour through the Eastern counties of England, 1722 by Daniel Defoe( Book )

19 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Robinson Crusoe
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controlled identityJohnson, Charles, active 1724-1731

Author of The true born Englishman, 1661?-1731

Avery John 1661-1731

British officer in the service of the Czar, 1661?-1731

Carleton, George

Carleton George 1661?-1731

Dafo, Dānĕyal 1660-1731

Dafo, Dānĕyal 1661-1731

Daniel Defo

Daniel Defoe 1660-1731

Daniel Defoe Brits schrijver

Daniel Defoe écrivain britannique

Daniel Defoe englischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Daniel Defoe English trader, writer and journalist

Daniel Defoe pisarz angielski

Daniel Defoe scrittore britannico

Daniels Defo

De Fo, Daniel

De Fo, Daniel' 1660-1731

De Fo, Daniel’ 1661?-1731

De Foë, Daniel.

De Foe, Daniel 1660-1731

De Foé, Daniel, 1661?-1731

De Foe , Daniele

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Defō, D., 1661?-1731

Defo, Daniel.

Defo, Daniel 1660-1731

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Defo, Danielius 1660-1731

Defo, Danielius 1661-1731

Defo, Danielo, 1661?-1731

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Defo, Danijel, 1661?-1731

Defo, Daniyel, 1661?-1731

Defoe.

Defoe D. 1661-1731

Defoe , Daniel

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Defoh, ..., 1661-1731

Depho, Daniel 1660-1731

Depho, Daniel 1661-1731

Di Foe , Daniele

Dofoe, Daniel 1660-1731

Dofoe, Daniel 1661-1731

Drury, Robert

Drury Robert 1661?-1731

English gentleman 1660-1731

English gentleman 1661?-1731

Fo, Daniel de, 1661?-1731

Foe, Daniel.

Foe, Daniel 1660-1731

Foé, Daniel, 1661?-1731

Foë, Daniel de

Foe, Daniel de 1660-1731

Foë, Daniel de, 1661?-1731

Foë, Daniel von 1660-1731

Foë, Daniel von 1661-1731

Gabriel John

Gabriel John 1660-1731

Gabriel, John 1661?-1731

Gentleman 1660-1731

Gentleman 1661?-1731

John, Gabriel

John, Gabriel 1660-1731

John, Gabriel 1661?-1731

Johnson, Charles.

Johnson, Charles 1660-1731

Johnson Charles 1661-1731

Johnson , Charles <captain>

Johnson, Karl 1660-1731

Johnson, Karl 1661-1731

L. M. 1660-1731

L.M. 1661?-1731

Lay-hand in the country 1660-1731

Lay-hand in the country 1661?-1731

Lover of old England

Lover of old England 1660-1731

Lover of old England 1661?-1731

Lover of truth 1660-1731

Lover of truth 1661?-1731

Merchant 1660-1731

Merchant 1661?-1731

Moreton, Andrew

Moreton, Andrew 1660-1731

Moreton Andrew 1661?-1731

Ramkins, Alexander

Ramkins Alexander 1661?-1731

Roberts, George

Roberts George 1661?-1731

Tanfu, Danni'er, 1661-1731

Tik̲apō, Ṭēn̲iyal, 1661?-1731

Tipo, Taiel 1660-1731

Tipo, Taiel 1661-1731

True born Englishman, Author of the, 1661?-1731

Ντάνιελ Ντεφόε

Даниел Дефо

Даниель Дефо, 1661?-1731

Даниель Дефо английский писатель и публицист

Даниэл Дефо

Даниэль Дефо

Данијел Дефо

Даніел Дефо

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Де-Фо Д. 1661-1731

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Дефо Даниель

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Дефо, Даниэль, 1660-1731

Дефоэ Д. 1661-1731

Дэфо Д. 1661-1731

Фоэ Д. 1661-1731

Դանիել Դեֆո

דיפו, דניאל

דיפו, דניאל, 1661?־1731

דיפואה, 1731־?1661

דניאל דפו

דעפא, דאניעל

דפו, דניאל

דפו, דניאל, 1661?-1731

دانيال ديفو، 1661؟-1731

دانييل ديفو

دانييل ديفو، 1660-1731

دانیل دفو ژورنالیست و نویسنده بریتانیایی

ديفو، دانيال، 1660-1731

ديفو، دانيل، 1660-1731

ديفو، دانيل، 1661؟-1731

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ഡാനിയൽ ഡീഫോ

แดเนียล เดโฟ

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다니엘 디포 1660-1731

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대니얼 디포

데포, 다니엘 1660-1731

데포, 다니엘 1661-1731

데포우, 다니엘 1660-1731

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ダニエル・デフォー

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Moll FlandersThe life and adventures of Robinson CrusoeA 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 CrusoeRoxana, 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 IIMoll FlandersMoll 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 others