Daniel Defoe





Daniel Defoe

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born
London, The United Kingdom
died
April 24, 1731

gender
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Daniel Defoe (1659/1661 [?] - 1731) was an English writer, journalist, and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize 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 more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.


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Robinson Crusoe
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 133,496 ratings — published 1719 — 1286 editions
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Moll Flanders
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 22,459 ratings — published 1721 — 414 editions
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The Further Adventures Of R...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 3,166 ratings — published 1719 — 65 editions
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A Journal of the Plague Year
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 2,676 ratings — published 1722 — 167 editions
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Roxana
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 1,893 ratings — published 1724 — 65 editions
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Captain Singleton
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1720 — 73 editions
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Moll Flanders; Robinson Crusoe
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The King of Pirates
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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1719 — 19 editions
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Colonel Jack
3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1722 — 12 editions
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A Tour Through the Whole Is...
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“It is never too late to be wise.”
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“Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.”
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