Daniel Defoe: His Life
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Paperback. 688 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.2in. x 1.6in.Throughout one of English historys most tumultuous periods, Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) took part in and reported on nearly every major political, religious, and social controversy. This widely acclaimed biography offers a fascinating account of Defoes remarkable life. Paula Backscheider reveals new information about Defoes secret career as a double agent, his daring business ventures, his dangerous pen-and his cat-and-mouse games with those who sought to control it. This is the definitive biography of one of eighteenth-century Englands most influential figures-and one of the most prolific and widely read authors of all time This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780801845123
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For the first time everything we know about Defoe is presented in a single orderly sequence..A searching study of a complex man, one that is coherent and credible for our times.( New York Times Book Review)
A very considerable work of scholarship, and the first to give this prolific writer the extended treatment he after all deserves.( Washington Post Book World)
Paula Backscheider spins this absorbing narrative with meticulous scholarship and lucidity.( Independent on Sunday)
Title: Daniel Defoe: His Life
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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Book Type: Paperback
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