By Paula R. Backscheider
Throughout certainly one of English history's so much tumultuous classes, Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) took half in and mentioned on approximately each significant political, spiritual, and social controversy. This greatly acclaimed biography deals a desirable account of Defoe's outstanding existence. Paula Backscheider unearths new information regarding Defoe's mystery profession as a double agent, his bold company ventures, his harmful pen―and his cat-and-mouse video games with those that sought to regulate it. this can be the definitive biography of 1 of eighteenth-century England's such a lot influential figures―and some of the most prolific and extensively learn authors of all time
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