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A Defoe Companion

  • Authors
  • J. R. Hammond
Book

Part of the Literary Companions book series (LICOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 3-16
    3. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 17-39
    4. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 40-44
    5. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 45-57
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 61-66
    3. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 67-79
    4. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 80-85
    5. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 86-94
    6. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 95-105
    7. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 106-117
    8. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 118-126
    9. J. R. Hammond
      Pages 127-135
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 144-151

About this book

Introduction

Defoe occupies a central place in the history of English literature. As the author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders he can claim to be the creator of the first novels in English, and he was one of the earliest practitioners of the 'desert island' myth which has had such an influence on the human imagination. In A Journal of the Plague Year and A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain he forged a distinctive documentary style which deeply influenced later writers.

Keywords

Defoe English literature fiction Great Britain history of literature novel

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