Captain Singleton

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Wildside Press, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
4 Reviews
The Life and Adventures of Captain Singleton was originally published in 1720.

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User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

For 300 pages, this was a fairly dull book, with but a few great mind provoking passages, but the last 30 question man with the veracity of Camus, or Dostoyevsky, and that's enough to give it a 3 for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Kyle - Goodreads

The plot of Daniel Defoe's journalistic pirate novel Captain Singleton is not the floor-to-ceiling mischief that I expected. It's never page after page of rough-and-tumble, bloodthirsty, irresistible ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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