A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

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Yale University Press, 1991 - History - 417 pages
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Defoe's Tour Through the Whole island of Great Britain, first published in three volumes in 1724-26, is an account of 13 circuits or journies made by the renowned author of such books as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders.
  

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Contents

GREAT BRITAIN
1
The Authors Preface
3
Letter I
7
Letter III
71
Appendix to Letter III
105
Letter IV
109
Letter V
133
Letter VI
167
Letter X
287
Letter XI
301
Letter XII
321
Letter XIII
343
Notes
378
Artists Biographies
393
List of Illustrations
395
Index
407

Letter VII
201
Letter VIII
229
Letter IX
271

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About the author (1991)

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London, England on September 13, 1660. He changed his surname in 1703, adding the more genteel "De" before his own name to suggest a higher social standing. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. His writings covered a wide range of topics. His novels include Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Roxana, Captain Singleton, and Colonel Jack. He wrote A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, which is an important source of English economic life, and ghost stories including A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal. He also wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. He was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial work, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which suggested that all non-Conformist ministers be hanged. He died on April 24, 1731.

P. N. FURBANK is Professor Emeritus at the Open University.

W. R. Owens's publications include two volumes in the Oxford edition of The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan (1994) and a co-edited collection of essays, John Bunyan and his England 1628-88 (1990). He is co-editor, with P. N. Furbank, of The Canonisation of Daniel Defoe (1988), Defoe
De-Attributions(1994), and A Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe(1998). They are joint editors of The Works of Daniel Defoe (44 vols., in progress).

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