Economics and the fiction of Daniel Defoe.
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Published by California U.P;Cambridge U.P .
Written in English


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SeriesCalifornia University. English studies-no.24
The Physical Object
Pagination185p.,24cm
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18819748M

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Buy Economics and the fiction of Daniel Defoe by Novak, Maximillian E (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Maximillian E Novak. Economics and the fiction of Daniel DeFoe. Berkeley, University of California Press. (OCoLC) Named Person: Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Maximillian E Novak. Economics and the fiction of Daniel Defoe. New York: Russell & Russell, , © (OCoLC) Named Person: Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Maximillian E Novak. Daniel Defoe, best known as the author of Robinson Crusoe, lived during a period of dramatic historical, political, and social change in Britain, and was by any standard a superb observer of his times. Through his pamphlets, newspapers, books of travel, and works of fiction he commented on anything and everything, from birth control to the price of coal, from flying machines to academies for.

This collection gathers together a number of Daniel Defoe's non-fiction writings on political and economic issues. The selection is designed to reflect the numerous facets of Defoe's economic and political thought. Each of the eight volumes includes an introduction. show more. Daniel was a versatile and prolific writer, writing over five hundred books, journals, and pamphlets on numerous topics, like: psychology, politics, religion, crime, the supernatural, and marriage. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. Daniel was born Daniel Foe and was the son of a London butcher named James Foe. Daniel Defoe (/ d ɪ ˈ f oʊ /; c. – 24 April ), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, published in , which is claimed to be 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. The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of Africa and the later half concerns his life as a pirate. Defoe's description of piracy focuses for the most part on matters of economics and logistics, making it an intriguing if not.

Daniel Defoe was born in , in London, and was originally christened Daniel Foe, changing his name around the age of thirty-five to sound more aristocratic. Like his character Robinson Crusoe, Defoe was a third child. His mother and father, James and Mary Foe, were Presbyterian dissenters. James Foe was a middle-class wax and candle merchant. Daniel Defoe led an exciting and indeed precarious life. A provocative pamphleteer and journalist, a spy and double agent, a revolutionary and a dreamer, he was variously hunted by mobs with murderous intent and treated as a celebrity by the most powerful leaders of the country.   Defoe was in fact very much more, a true literary polymath, being a political commentator and journalist, author of books on morals and ethics, as well as historical biography, economics, travel and satire. His activity even extended to being, in modern parlance, a political activist and s: 7. Robinson Crusoe is one of the most famous literary characters in history, and his story has spawned hundreds of retellings. Inspired by the life of Alexander Selkirk, a sailor who lived for several years on a Pacific island, the novel tells the story of Crusoe’s survival after shipwreck on an island, interaction with the mainland’s native inhabitants, and eventual rescue.3/5(1).