English writer Daniel Defoe was an important early figure in the development of the novel, and his works Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders are key examples of his influence. This short piece, originally published as an anonymous pamphlet, recounts a reportedly true encounter with the spirit realm.
Craving action on the high seas? Dive into The King of Pirates, a rip-roaring adventure tale recounting the exploits of the infamous Captain Avery and written by Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders. Fans of classic pirate stories definitely will not be disappointed.
Jacobitism was a political movement that polarized the United Kingdom in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Its supporters were in favor of re-installing King James II and his heirs to the throne. In this lengthy satirical essay, Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe excoriates the movement and its followers.
Daniel Defoe wrote Moll Flanders in 1722, after the highly successful Robinson Crusoe. Defoe's political work was ceasing at the time, though his experience with the Whigs shines through in the novel. The full title of the novel gives a brief overview of its contents:
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her...
This fascinating volume from the author of such influential novels as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders offers an analytical take on the figure of Satan. Although Defoe offers a comprehensive history of the symbolic and literary significance of the devil, he also believes that the devil plays an active and direct role in determining the course of world events, which he outlines in great detail. All in all, it's a must-read for those...