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date: 22 September 2020

DEFOE, Daniel (?1660–1731) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

Author of *Robinson Crusoe, he was the son of a London butcher, James Foe. He changed his name to Defoe when he was in his forties. He was brought up a Nonconformist and sent to a dissenting school, but instead of becoming a minister he went into business as a hosiery merchant and seems to have travelled widely in Europe; he became bankrupt in ... ...

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