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Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, and C

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ISBN-10: 0192834037

ISBN-13: 9780192834034

Edition: 1998

Authors: Daniel Defoe, G. A. Starr, G. A. Starr

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List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/14/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Defoe was born Daniel Foe, the son of a London chandler. He changed his surname in 1703, adding the more genteel "De" before his own name to suggest a higher social standing. Long considered the father of the novel, Defoe should in all fairness share parentage with Aphra Behn and other lesser-known writers, and yet it is undeniable that, with the appearance of the immediately successful Robinson Crusoe (1719) and Moll Flanders (1722), the interior consciousness of the individual was explored in ways entirely new and the landscape of British literature was peopled as never before with a striking diversity of character and incident. Although Robinson Crusoe, with its realistic narrative of…