Robinson Crusoe Books In Publication Order
- The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1719)
- The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719)
- Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719)
- Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1720)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Consolidator (1705)
- The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (1706)
- The King of Pirates (1719)
- Captain Singleton (1720)
- Memoirs of a Cavalier (1720)
- Moll Flanders (1722)
- Colonel Jack (1722)
- History of the Plague in London (1722)
- A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
- Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress (1724)
- The Pirate Gow (1725)
Collections In Publication Order
- Selected Prose and Poetry (1968)
- Short Works of Daniel Defoe (2008)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Complete English Tradesman (1627)
- The Master Mercury (1704)
- The Family Instructor (1715)
- A General History of the Pyrates (1724)
- A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724)
- The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard (1724)
- A Plan of the English Commerce (1726)
- The Political History of the Devil (1726)
- The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campell (1904)
- Tour through Eastern Counties of England, 1722 (1997)
- Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange (2008)
- A Tour Through England and Wales – Volume I. (2008)
- Mother Ross (2011)
- A Treatise Concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed (2017)
- Religious Courtship (2018)
- An Ecclesiastical History of Scotland (2019)
- The Storm (2019)
Pamphlets/Essays In Publication Order
- An Essay upon Projects (1697)
- Conjugal Lewdness, or Matrimonial Who*redom (1727)
- An Essay On The History And Reality Of Apparitions (1727)
- Augusta Triumphans (1728)
- A Letter to the Dissenters (1731)
- The True-Born Englishman and Other Writings (1997)
- An Essay on the Original of Literature (2007)
- And What if the Pretender Should Come? Or, some considerations of the advantages and real consequences of the Pretender’s possessing the crown of Great-Britain. (2010)
- An essay upon loans (2010)
- The Defection Farther Consider’d (2010)
- The Poor Man’s Plea in Relation to All the Proclamations, Declarations, Acts of Parliament, &, Which Have Been, or Shall Be Made, or Publish’d, for a Reformation of Manners, and Suppressing Immorality in the Nations. (2011)
- The Evident Advantages to Great Britain and Its Allies from the Approaching War (2012)
- A Collection of the Writings of the Author of the True-Born English-Man (2013)
- The History of the Union Between England and Scotland (2015)
- Mere Nature Delineated (2015)
- The Judgment of Whole Kingdoms and Nations (2015)
- Faults on Both Sides, Or, an Essay Upon the Original Cause Progress and Mischievous Consequences of the Factions in This Nation (2015)
- An Essay at Removing National Prejudices Against a Union with Scotland. to Be Continued During the Treaty Here (2016)
- The History of the Kentish Petition (2016)
- The True-Born Englishman (2017)
- An Apology for the Army in a Short Essay on Fortitude, &C (2018)
- Memoirs of the Honourable Col. Andrew Newport (2018)
- The Villainy of Stock-Jobbers Detected, and the Causes of the Late Run Upon the Bank and Bankers Discovered and Considered (2018)
- Reflections Upon a Late Scandalous and Malicious Pamphlet Entitul’d, the Shortest Way with the Dissenters, or Proposals for the Establishment of the Church (2018)
- Vindication of the Honour and Justice of His Majesty’s Government (2018)
- The Shortest Way with the Dissenters (2018)
- An Account of the Proceedings Against the Rebels, and Other Prisoners, Tried Before the Lord Chief Justice Jefferies, and Other Judges, in the West of England, in 1685, for Taking Arms Under the Duke of Monmouth (2019)
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Daniel Defoe Books Overview
Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe s Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719 and has inspired countless imitations.
In his own words, Robinson Crusoe tells of the terrible storm that drowned all his shipmates and left him marooned on a deserted island. Forced to overcome despair, doubt, and self pity, he struggles to create a life for himself in the wilderness. From practically nothing, Crusoe painstakingly learns how to make pottery, grow crops, domesticate livestock, and build a house. His many adventures are recounted in vivid detail, including a fierce battle with cannibals and his rescue of Friday, the man who becomes his trusted companion.
Full of enchanting detail and daring heroics, Robinson Crusoe is a celebration of courage, patience, ingenuity, and hard work.
L. J. Swingle is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Kentucky, where his primary field of study is the intellectual contexts of British Romanticism as reflected in the works of eighteenth and nineteenth century poets and novelists.
Daniel Defoe was a writer, journalist and spy. He is known for being one of the first authors to write a novel. The Consolidator combines fantasy with contemporary political and social satire. The Consolidator was a means of transport used to get to the moon. The Consolidator is a chariot with two feathered winged creatures. The two creatures represent the houses of parliament. Each feather is an MP. The houses must consolidate to pass bills. The story can be read as an allegory or just read for its literary pleasure.
Following the success of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe composed a further tale of high adventure at sea. The result was this lesser known work, an inspired and hugely enjoyable first hand account of pirate life. In response to an alleged letter accusing him of the worst possible deeds, Captain Avery pens a reply seeking to exonerate himself from all such charges. He sees fit to provide a full account of life as captain of a pirate ship. Yet far from being the archetypal, murderous villain, his letters reveal him simply to be a lovable rogue albeit one with something of a penchant for fine jewels.
Large format for easy reading. The life, adventures and piracies of a young man, the book portrays the redemptive power of one man’s love for another. By the author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders.
Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. One of the most determined, energetic, and lusty hero*ines in all of English literature, Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders will do anything to avoid poverty. Born in Newgate Prison, she was for twelve years a who*re, five times a wife once to her own brother, twelve years a thief, and eight years a transported felon in Virginia before finally escaping from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society. She is as much a survivor, and just as resourceful, as Defoe s other great literary creation, Robinson Crusoe. Celebrated as a masterpiece of characterization by E. M. Forster, Moll Flanders is both a cunning examination of social mor s and a hugely entertaining story filled with scandalous sexual and criminal adventures. In Moll, Defoe created a character of limitless interest, in spite of her unconcealed ethical shortcomings. Taking Moll through the echelons of eighteenth century English society, Defoe seldom moralizes as he champions the personal qualities of self reliance, perseverance, and hard work even when it takes the form of crime. Michael Seidel is a Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He has written widely on eighteenth century literature, especially on satire and on the early novel.
Full title: The History and Remarkable Life Of the truly Honourable Col. Jacque, commonly call’d Col. Jack, who was Born a Gentleman, put ‘Prentice to a Pick Pocket, was Six and Twenty Years a Thief, and then Kidnapp’d to Virginia, Came back a Merchant; was Five times married to Four Who*res; went into the Wars, behav’d bravely, got Preferment, was made Colonel of a Regiment, came over, and fled with the Chevalier, is still abroad compleating a Life of Wonders, and resolves to dye a General.
This Norton Critical Edition of one of Defoe’s most important works reprints the 1722 text, the only edition published in Defoe s lifetime. The authoritative text has been fully annotated and makes available a perennially popular novel, one that has often been mistaken for an actual eyewitness account of the last great plague in England. ‘Backgrounds’ encourages comparison of 1665 documents with those of the early 1720s, when England feared a new outbreak of the plague. Included are official government orders and newspaper accounts as well as writings by Defoe, John Graunt, the College of Physicians, and others. ‘Contexts’ includes eight comparative pieces united by the theme of a community in crisis. From Thucydides to Boccaccio to modern accounts by Albert Camus, Michel Foucault, and Susan Sontag, this collection represents some of the most celebrated observers and critics in western civilization who have seen what plagues reveal about human nature. ‘Criticism’ reprints seven of the best essays on the novel, including interpretations by Sir Walter Scott, Maximillian E. Novak, John J. Richetti, and John Bender, among others. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Roxana 1724, Defoe’s last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own ‘wicked’ life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. A resourceful adventuress, she is also an unforgiving analyst of her own susceptibilities, who tells us of the price she pays for her successes. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past. Unlike Defoe’s other penitent anti heroes, however, she fails to triumph over these weaknesses. The novel’s drama lies not only in the hero*ine’s ‘vast variety of fortunes’, but in her attempts to understand the sometimes bitter lessons of her life as a ‘Fortunate Mistress’. Defoe’s achievement was to invent, in ‘Roxana’, a gripping story teller as well as a gripping story. This edition uses the rare first edition text, with a new introduction, detailed notes, textual history, and a map.
With a fascinating introduction that provides historical context for the book, this rendition of novelist Daniel Defoe’s historical account details the life of John Gow, the notorious 18th century pirate who ransacked the waves. Leaving home at an early age to sail the seas, Gow overthrew the crew of the ship Caroline, which propelled him to the rank of Captain. He exploited French, Spanish, and Portuguese ships, establishing himself as an infamous seaman adept at evading authorities at sea and ashore. Perfect for any collector of fiction or for those interested in piracy and maritime history, this adventurous tale is a faithful, unedited reproduction of Defoe s original.
This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
The title of this work is an index of the performance. It is a collection of useful instructions for a young tradesman.
Immensely readable history by the author of Robinson Crusoe incorporates the author’s celebrated flair for journalistic detail, and represents the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the daring and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward Teach alias Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, many others. New Introduction provides insights into the origins and significance of this important historical work. Commentary and Notes. Indexes.
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: British LibraryT071279A reissue of the second edition of 1737. London : printed for J. and J. Rivington, 1749. xvi, 8 ,368p. ; 8
A TOUR THROUGH ENGLAND AND WALES VOLUME ONE DANIEL DEFOE INTRODUCTION BETWEEN the civil commotions of the seventeenth century and the great changes, political and economic, of the eventful years after Watts steam engine and the French and American Revolutions lies a tract of time, well known to students of politics and literature, but for the economic historian still largely uncharted and unexplored. Economic histories, until the last few years, have been apt to deal fully with the days of Queen Elizabeth and then, after a half hearted sally into the seventeenth century, to take a deep breath and leap straight to the Industrial Revolution. The antecedents of that revolution are, indeed, described and we are told a good deal about the Mercantile System and the States ways of regulating trade and commerce, and also a good deal about the so called Domestic System in the textile industries. A famous passage from Defoes Tour, which I am seeking to introduce to the modern reader, is often quoted, and hardly less often misunderstood, when the Domestic System is being described. We are told of Cromwells Navigation Act, and, very hazily, of Walpoles economic reforms. The East India Company and the newly created Bank of England loom large in the background. But the picture of economic and social England in the Augustan Age is left woefully incomplete and more than a little misleading even in the best of the text books. In all of them, there is too much about Mercantilism and the Domestic System, and too little about the social and economic structure of the British community in this dawning time of the modern age. Slowly, indeed, this defect is being put right. Historians who quarrel about the effects of the Industrial Revolution and its repercussions upon the working people are compelled to go back in search of evidence for the support of their several opinions. Mrs. Georges scholarly London Life in the Eighteenth Century has been used by partisans as a counterblast to the alleged radical romanticism of the picture painted by Mr. and Mrs. Hammond in their books on the period of the Industrial Revolution. Was that period one of crushing severity, misfortune and degradation for the workers, or was it, on the contrary, one of chequered but indubitable economic and social advance The question cannot be answered until we know what England in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was like and, until quite recently, most of those who were active in the argument had hardly begun to know this. Daniel Defoes Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain, though it makes no pretence of providing a detailed or accurate survey of the condition of the country, is by far the most graphic contemporary account of the state of economic and social affairs near the beginning of the eighteenth century. Read in conjunction with certain other books of its astonishingly industrious and vcrsatile author with his Complete English Tradesmart, his Plan of the English Commerce, and his Family Instructor, for example it does succeed in conveying an impression which no derivative history, however brilliant or scholarly, is ever likely to convey. For Defoe was, by temperament and way of life, extraordinarily wellfitted to paint the picture of that bustling time of economic and social transition in which he lived, and of which his own life was a remarkable manifestation. He wrote his Tour, indeed, in the guise of a popular guide book and as a guidebook it achieved a great success, passing through nine distinct editions between its first issue 1724 and 1778, and undergoing revision at the hands of several successive editors, of whom one was Samuel Richardson, the author of Pamela and of Cluvissa Harlowe…
Showing I. The Nature Of Matrimony, Its Sacred Original, And The True Meaning Of Its Institution, II. The Gross Abuse Of Matrimonial Chastity, From The Wrong Notions Which Have Possessed The World, Degenerating Even To Who*redom, III. The Diabolical Practice Of Attempting To Prevent By Physical Preparations, VI. How Married Persons May Be Guilty Of Conjugal Lewdness, And That A Man May, In Effect, Make A Who*re Of His Own Wife.
Defoe’s prefatory comments to ‘An Essay On The History And Reality Of Apparitions‘ 1727 indicate a split between ignorant belief and profane disbelief in spirits in the long eighteenth century, but also establish for the reader the author’s intention of reconciling the religious with the supernatural through an argument based in ‘solid Foundation’. In this text, Defoe utilizes three criteria reason, religion, and rhetoric both to prove the existence of apparitions and to educate his reader in how to distinguish real spirits from tricks of the imagination, folk tales from true accounts of visitations. He draws upon colloquial, historical, and Biblical examples in his demonstrations, and in attempting a reasoned defense of the existence of apparitions, engages the Enlightenment rationality and rhetoric of Thomas Hobbes and Joseph Glanville. Recognized as a statement of Defoe’s rational and religious philosophies, ‘An Essay On The History And Reality Of Apparitions‘ is also regarded by some critics as an important antecedent to the spiritualism of the Gothic novel. Among the valuable secondary tools included in this edition are critical headnotes that contextualize Defoe’s Essay within Biblical Christianity, Puritanism, occult thought, and other spiritual themes of the period. The headnotes also analyze Defoe’s wider views on Catholicism, dreams, paganism, and witchcraft, and as*sess the Essay through consideration of literary topics including humor, rhetoric, and narrative style. Scholars familiar with Defoe’s supposed use of pseudonym will find the attributive history of the Essay useful, and the ‘Bibliography of Works Consulted Before 1731’ provides a list of contemporary resources invaluable to any reader studying the Essay, ‘Defoe’s Political History of the Devil’ also published by AMS Press, and other spiritual and philosophical literature of the period. This carefully prepared volume conforms to the highest standards of textual and editorial scholarship and returns a scarcely available title to readers in a definitive edition, essential to any research collection of Defoe’s works.
This collection brings together 13 pieces of Defoe’s early, radical writings, written between 1679 and 1706. The book includes his verse satire on English chauvinism, ‘The True Born Englishman’, his satire on High Church intolerance, and his bold and humane proposals in ‘An Essay Upon Projects’.
The young Daniel Defoe thought he was destined to become a Presbyterian minister. Instead he became a man of letters: poet, political journalist, economic essayist, novelist. In his Essay on the Original of Literature of 1726, Defoe argues for the sacred Hebrew origins of modern writing or, as he puts it, that ‘Power to make the Paper speak.’ The work stands out as a writer’s bold glorification of the craft of literature, radically understood.
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.
Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary.
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