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A Journal of the Plague Year

by Daniel Defoe Jason Goodwin

Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time; the mass panics of a frightened citizenry; and the solitary travails of Defoe's narrator, a man who decides to remain in the city through it all, chronicling the course of events with an unwavering eye. Defoe's Journal remains perhaps the greatest account of a natural disaster ever written.This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the original edition published in 1722.

Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

Novel follows the life of heroine, Moll Flanders from her life of crime and prostitution to her new life in America.

Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders, Defoe's 18th Century classic novel, was "marketed" in its day in much the same way that a modern commercial novel might be - its title page promised the racy details of a woman's life spent in thievery and whoredom. The book is much more than this; it is a Puritan tale of sin, repentance, conversion, and redemption. It is also seen by many critics as a satirical and ironic picaresque novel with a twist (that being its female protagonist). On yet another level, it is a playful and beguiling social commentary set between the Puritan age (which saw humankind as fallen) and the Age of Reason in which humankind was seen as born innocent and good and corrupted by society. Taking center stage in this whorl of irony, humor, pathos, and religious faith is one Moll Flanders - both the most plausible sinner and the most pious repentant in English literature; arguably the most notorious heroine in the canon of fiction in the English language. She is as controversial today as when she first appeared in 1722.

Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders, Defoe's 18th Century classic novel, was "marketed" in its day in much the same way that a modern commercial novel might be - its title page promised the racy details of a woman's life spent in thievery and whoredom. The book is much more than this; it is a Puritan tale of sin, repentance, conversion, and redemption. It is also seen by many critics as a satirical and ironic picaresque novel with a twist (that being its female protagonist). On yet another level, it is a playful and beguiling social commentary set between the Puritan age (which saw humankind as fallen) and the Age of Reason in which humankind was seen as born innocent and good and corrupted by society. Taking center stage in this whorl of irony, humor, pathos, and religious faith is one Moll Flanders - both the most plausible sinner and the most pious repentant in English literature; arguably the most notorious heroine in the canon of fiction in the English language. She is as controversial today as when she first appeared in 1722.

Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe G. A. Starr Linda Bree

'Twelve Year a Whore, fives times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent' So the title page of this extraordinary novel describes the career of the woman known as Moll Flanders, whose real name we never discover. And so, in a tour-de-force of writing by the businessman, political satirist, and spy Daniel Defoe, Moll tells her own story, a vivid and racy tale of a woman's experience in the seamy side of life in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England and America. Born in Newgate prison, and seduced in the home of her adoptive family, she learns to live off her wits, defying the traditional depiction of women as helpless victims. First published in 1722, and one of the earliest novels in the English language, its account of opportunism, endurance, and survival speaks as strongly to us today as it did to its original readers.

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

La historia es de todos conocida: Robinson Crusoe naufraga y acaba, solo, en una isla desierta. Poco a poco descubrirá que no está tan solo en la isla, habitada también por los caníbales. Con los restos de su barco, construirá una cabaña y una balsa. Salvará de los caníbales a un nativo, Viernes, que se convertirá en su fiel escudero. Además de una novela de aventuras, llena de inolvidables personajes, Robinson Crusoe es una de las primeras reflexiones narrativas sonbre la soledad, la sociedad y las relaciones humanas.

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

The sole survivor of a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe is stranded on an uninhabited island. With patience and ingenuity, he transforms his island into a tropical paradise. For 24 years he has no human company, until one Friday, he rescues a prisoner from a boat of cannibals. Features a new Afterword. Revised reissue.

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

As the sole survivor of a shipwreck, an Englishman lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island. Retold by James Baldwin

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe Avi

Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) trained for the ministry, became a political journalist, and finally, to many, became "the father of the English novel." He is also the author of Moll Flanders.

Robinson Crusoe: The Junior Novel

by Daniel Defoe Marguerite P. Dolch Edward W. Dolch

Aimed at young readers, this adventure-themed collection of adapted classic books will entertain youngsters with characters and storylines that seek to foster their love for reading.

Robinson Crusoe Kisiwani

by Daniel Defoe

A Kiswahili translation of Robinson Crusoe.

Roxana

by Daniel Defoe John Mullan

Roxana, Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the fictional autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. The narrator tells the story of her own "wicked" life as the mistress of rich and powerful men.

Tour through the Eastern Counties of England

by Daniel Defoe

Trip through the English countryside undertaken by the author in 1722

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