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Wildside Press, Sep 1, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Daniel Defoe was an English writer, journalist and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel "Robinson Crusoe." Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain. "Roxana," AKA "The Fortunate Mistress," is about a beautiful woman who exploits her surroundings and becomes a con artist.

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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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