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Defoe, Daniel 1661?-1731

Overview
Works: 7,278 works in 25,017 publications in 33 languages and 459,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  Military history  Robinsonades  Adventure stories  Sea stories  Diary fiction 
Subject Headings: Criminals  Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Attributed name, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: PR3404, 823.5
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Most widely held works by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

2,481 editions published between 1719 and 2015 in 27 languages and held by 15,672 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
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 )

267 editions published between 1722 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 6,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the annotated text of Daniel Defoe's fictionalized account of what it was like to live in London in 1665 when the city was in the grip of plague, and includes background on the London epidemic and other outbreaks, essays on the theme of community in crisis, and critical reviews of the novel
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

239 editions published between 1722 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Moll Flanders her fortunes and her misfortunes
The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, & c ... by Daniel Defoe( Book )

262 editions published between 1 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 4,664 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
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Recording )

179 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 2,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as the first English novel, Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and enduring stories in literature. After a shipwreck, the title character changes from terrified sole survivor to self-sufficient master of his island
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe( Book )

58 editions published between 1721 and 2010 in English and held by 2,726 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 )

82 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan, born in a prison, works her way from the streets of London to a Virginia plantation
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 )

39 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 1,704 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 true-born Englishman a satyr by Daniel Defoe( Book )

125 editions published between 1700 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 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 )

127 editions published between 1762 and 1811 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1790 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 215 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
From London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe( Book )

13 editions published between 1888 and 2009 in English and held by 36 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 )

8 editions published between 1888 and 1894 in English and held by 36 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

Shortest-way with the dissenters by Daniel Defoe( Book )

4 editions published between 1702 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Robinson Crusoe
Alternative Names

controlled identityJohnson, Charles, active 1724-1731

Author of The true born Englishman, 1661?-1731

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

De Fo, Daniel', 1661?-1731

De Foe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

De Foe , Daniele

Defo, Daniel

Defo, Daniel, 1661?-1731

Defo, Danielo, 1661?-1731

Defo, Daniyel, 1661?-1731

Defoe , Daniel

Di Foe , Daniele

English gentleman, 1661?-1731

Foë, Daniel de

Gabriel John, 1661?-1731

Gentleman, 1661?-1731

John, Gabriel, 1661?-1731

Johnson , Charles <captain>

L. M., 1661?-1731

Lay-hand in the country, 1661?-1731

Lover of old England, 1661?-1731

Lover of truth, 1661?-1731

Merchant, 1661?-1731

Moreton, Andrew, 1661?-1731

Tik̲apō, Ṭēn̲iyal, 1661?-1731

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

Даниель Дефо, 1661?-1731

דיפו, דניאל

דיפו, דניאל, 1661?־1731

דיפואה, 1731־?1661

דעפא, דאניעל

דפו, דניאל

דפו, דניאל, 1661?-1731

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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 1665Moll FlandersThe fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, & c ...Robinson CrusoeRobinson 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 Flanders