Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe

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DANIEL DEFOE ROBINSON CRUSOE BIOGRAPHY SUMMARY INTERPRETATION BIOGRAPHY 1660, Cripplegate U 1731, London Age of Enlightenment 1695 he changed his name from Foe to Defoe 1682 he abandoned his father s plan to become a Presbyterian priest and became a merchant in Cornhill 1697-1701 he served as a secret agent for William III 1701 appeared his satirical poem The True-Born Englishman , a bestseller 1703 he was arrested for The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters , an ironical satire on High Church extremism, committed to Newgate and pilloried. (angeprangert) 1703-1714 he served as a secret agent for Harley and other ministers and produced the Review , a pro-government newspaper 1719 The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 1722 Moll Flanders , A Journal of the Plague Year 1724 Roxana A prolific and versatile writer he produced some 500 books on a wide variety of topics, including politics, geography, crime, religion, economics, marriage, psychology and superstition. He delighted in role-playing and disguise, a skill he used to great effect as a secret agent, and in his writing he often adopted a pseudonym or another personality for rhetorical impact. 1 Defoe had a great influence on the development of the English novel and many consider him to be the first true novelist. 1 SUMMARY Robinson Crusoe is the son of a merchant from Bremen, that settled in York. Love of adventure turns him into a sailor. He makes a couple of trips to Africa and becomes a wealthy man, and a ...

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