Captain Singleton

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 1, 2006 - Fiction - 608 pages
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A hugely entertaining book in Defoe's signature style. Replete with heart-stopping adventures and thrilling escapades, it takes the reader to exotic lands. This page-turner is a guaranteed treat for young and old alike.
  

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User Review  - Alastair - Goodreads

Defoe's best gay Quaker pirate novel. Has weird early imperialist leanings & was clearly written from a chair in London. A curiosity, which recommends it to people who like that sort of thing. Read full review

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Section 2
602
Section 3
603
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About the author (2006)

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.

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