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English

A tour through the whole island of Great Britain

Daniel Defoe (author)

A tour through the whole island of Great Britain

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Title
A tour through the whole island of Great Britain
Author
Daniel Defoe
Language
English
Publisher
London: Penguin, 1986
730 p. : ill.
ISBN
0-14-043066-0
Placing suggestion
Groot-Brittannië 992.1 (SISO)

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About Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (; born Daniel Foe; c. 1660 – 24 April 1731) was an English writer, trader, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, which is claimed to be second only to the Bible in its number of translations. He has been seen as one of the earliest proponents of the English novel, and helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson. Defoe wrote many political tracts and was often in trouble with the authorities, and spent a period in prison. Intellectuals and political leaders paid attention to his fresh ideas and sometimes consulted him.

Defoe was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than three hundred works—books, pamphlets, and journals—on diverse topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural. He was also a pioneer of business journalism and economic…Read more on Wikipedia

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