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Daniel Defoe

(1660—1731) writer and businessman

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Defoe, Daniel

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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544 words
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(1660–1731), London-born journalist, novelist, and social thinker. His parents were Dissenters who envisaged a career in the Presbyterian ...

Defoe, Daniel

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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923 words

(1660–1731), English writer. ...

Daniel Defoe's dates place him at the beginning of the Enlightenment, but because he was

Defoe, Daniel

Defoe, Daniel (1660–1731)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
1,732 words

. Defoe, perhaps the most prolific author writing in English in his time, acutely observed the beginnings of Britain’s ...

Defoe, Daniel

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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6,171 words
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Outside the academic world, Daniel Defoe (1660–1731; recent biographers all agree that he was probably born in 1660 ...

Defoe, Daniel

Defoe, Daniel (1660–1731)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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103 words

The canon of writings attributed to him grew from c.100 works in 1790 to c.570 in 1972. ...

Defoe, Daniel

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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48 words

(1660–1731). ...

For local historians his most important work is A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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69 words
(1660–1731) ... A prolific and versatile writer whose works are of great importance in the development of the novel and journalism. For local historians his most important work ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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80 words

He championed William III in his first notable poem, The True-born Englishman (1701). A politically controversial journalist, he ...

Defoe, Daniel

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Rosemarie C. Sultan

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011

Although Dickens observed that Defoe personally must have been ‘a precious dry and disagreeable article’ and found ‘an utter want ...

Defoe, Daniel

Defoe, Daniel (1660–1731)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
1,045 words

Daniel Defoe was born in London in autumn 1660 and died there on 24 April 1731. Born Daniel Foe ...

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