The Life Adventures and Pyracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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Containing an Account of his being set on Shore in the Island of Madagascar, his Settlement there, with a Description of the Place and Inhabitants.

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Daniel Defoe wrote Captain Singleton (1720) immediately after his more famous novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719). Captain Singleton shares many things with Robinson Crusoe: the sea, survivalism and exotic ... Read full review

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Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London in 1660, adding the "De" after he reached the age of 40. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. Defoe's best-known novels include Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders. Defoe also wrote the 3-volume A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, an important source of English economic life. He wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. Defoe was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial work, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which suggested that all non-Conformist ministers be hanged. Defoe also was the first writer of modern English ghost stories, one of which is "A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal." He died in 1731.

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