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Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress

By: Daniel Defoe

... of Mademoiselle de Beleau, Afterwards Called the Countess de Wintselsheim . The novel concerns the story of an unnamed fallen woman, the second time Defoe created such a character (the first was a similar female character in Moll Flanders). In Roxana, a woman who takes on various pseudonyms, including Roxana, describes her fall from wealth thanks to abandonment by a fool ...

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Life, Adventures & Piracies of Captain Singleton, The

By: Daniel Defoe

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton is a bipartite adventure story whose first half covers a traversal of Africa, and whose second half taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy. It has been commended for its depiction of the homosexual relationship between the eponymous hero and his religious mentor, the Quaker, William Walters. ....

Adventure, Fiction, Sea stories

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History of the Plague in London

By: Daniel Defoe

...The History of the Plague in London is a novel by Daniel Defoe. It is a fictionalized account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London. The book is a roughly chronological account, purporting to have been written several ...

Historical Fiction

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Robinson Crusoe

By: Daniel Defoe

...Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719) is considered by many the first English novel. Based on the real-life experiences of the castaway Alexander Selkirk, the boo...

Adventure

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Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, The

By: Daniel Defoe

...The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a 1722 novel by Daniel Defoe. - Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this poi...

Romance

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The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By: Daniel Defoe

...The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Furth... ...The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Further Adve... ... Classics Series Publication The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. This... ...cs Series Publication The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. This Portab... ...c trans- mission, in any way. The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series... ...- mission, in any way. The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim M... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Daniel Defoe The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe CHAP... ...ennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Daniel Defoe The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe CHAPTER I –... ...s so warm in my imagination, and so realised to me, that, to the 5 Daniel Defoe hour I saw them, I could not be persuaded but that it was or would be...

Excerpt: That homely proverb, used on so many occasions in England, viz. ?That what is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh,? was never more verified than in the story of my Life. Any one would think that after thirty-five years? affliction, and a variety of unhappy circumstances, which few men, if any, ever went through before, and after near seven years of peace and enjoyment in the fullness of all things; grown old, and when, if ever, it might be allowed me to have had experience of every state of middle life, and to know which was most adapted to make a man completely happy; I say, after all this, any one would have thought that the native propensity to rambling which I gave an account of in my first setting out in the world to have been so predominant in my thoughts, should be worn out, and I might, at sixty one years of age, have been a little inclined to stay at home, and have done venturing life and fortune any more....

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Robinson Crusoe (version 2)

By: Daniel Defoe

...Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe’s hard-luck character is still the standard for “growing where you’re planted.” Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilizati...

Adventure, Literature, Sea stories

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Robinson Crusoe

By: Daniel Defoe

...Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Robinson Crusoe ... ...oe A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This P... ...nn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable... ...for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series... ... file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim M... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe CHAPTER I – START IN LIFE I w... ...ennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe CHAPTER I – START IN LIFE I was born... ... head, not sold to a life of slavery for daily bread, nor harassed with 5 Daniel Defoe perplexed circumstances, which rob the soul of peace and the b... ...not sold to a life of slavery for daily bread, nor harassed with 5 Daniel Defoe perplexed circumstances, which rob the soul of peace and the body of ...

Excerpt: Chapter 1. -- Start in Life I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull. He got a good estate by merchandise, and leaving off his trade, lived afterwards at York, from whence he had married my mother, whose relations were named Robinson, a very good family in that country, and from whom I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but, by the usual corruption of words in England, we are now called -- nay we call ourselves and write our name -- Crusoe; and so my companions always called me....

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Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The

By: Daniel Defoe

“THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE; Being the Second and Last Part OF HIS LIFE, And of the Strange Surprizing Accounts of his Travels Round three Parts of the Globe.” After the death of his wife, Robinson Crusoe is overcome by the old wanderlust, and sets out with his faithful companion Friday to see his island once again. Thus begins a journey which will last ten years and nine months, in which Crusoe travels over the world, along the way facing dangers and discoveries in Madagascar, China, and Siberia. (Summary by D. Leeson)...

Children, Adventure, Travel

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A Journal of the Plague Year

By: Daniel Defoe

...A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR being observations or memorials o... ...A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR being observations or memorials of the m... ...te Electronic Classics Series Publication A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This... ...tronic Classics Series Publication A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portab... ...as an electronic transmission, in any way. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series... ...lectronic transmission, in any way. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim M... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Daniel Defoe A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe A JOURNAL OF THE ... ...ennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Daniel Defoe A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE ... ...dinary burials increased in number considerably . For example: – 5 Daniel Defoe From December 27 to January 3 { St Giles’s 16 { St ...

Excerpt: It was about the beginning of September, 1664, that I, mong the rest of my neighbors, heard in ordinary dis course that the plague was returned again in Holland; for it had been very violent there, and particularly at Amsterdam and Rotterdam, in the year 1663, whither, they say, it was brought, some said from Italy, others from the Levant, among some goods which were brought home by their Turkey fleet; others said it was brought from Candia; others from Cyprus. It mattered not from whence it came; but all agreed it was come into Holland again....

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Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children

By: Daniel Defoe ; James Baldwin

Adaptation of the story of Robinson Crusoe for grammar school children. Tells how the shipwrecked sailor makes a new life for himself on the island, providing shelter, food, and clothing for himself from the few tools he rescued from the ship and what he is able to find on the island. He lives on the island over twenty years before he is finally rescued and during that time must re-invent almost everything necessary for daily sustenance. (Summary from The Baldwin Project.)...

Children, Adventure, Sea stories

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