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Daniel Defoe

English trader, writer and journalist

1660   -   1731

country of citizenship: England, Kingdom of Great Britain, United Kingdom
occupation: journalist, novelist, prosaist, children's writer, publicist

Daniel Defoe (; c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. He has been seen as one of the earliest proponents of the English novel, and helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson. Defoe wrote many political tracts and often was in trouble with the authorities, including a spell in prison. Intellectuals and political leaders paid attention to his fresh ideas and sometimes consulted with him. Defoe was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than three hundred works—books, pamphlets, and journals—on diverse topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural. He was also a pioneer of business journalism and economic journalism.
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works

28

Robinson Crusoe

novel by Daniel Defoe

author: Daniel Defoe
illustrator: John Pine

1719

Moll Flanders

novel by Daniel Defoe

author: Daniel Defoe

1722

A Journal of the Plague Year

book by Daniel Defoe

author: Daniel Defoe

1722

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

1719 novel by Daniel Defoe

author: Daniel Defoe

1719

Captain Singleton

1720 Daniel Defoe novel

author: Daniel Defoe

Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress

novel by Daniel Defoe

author: Daniel Defoe

1724

A Plan of the English Commerce

book by Daniel Defoe

author: Daniel Defoe

1728

Conjugal Lewdness

book by Daniel Defoe

author: Daniel Defoe

Memoirs of a Cavalier

book by Daniel Defoe

author: Daniel Defoe

1720

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