Daniel Defoe

Biography

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) visited many foreign countries: no mean feat in the seventeenth century. He was inspired to record his experiences in writing, initially penning short articles and leaflets. Defoe's life was unpredictable, a feature that saturates the characters and plots in his stories. Claimed by some to be the first real 'Novelist', Defoe's writing style is versatile and straight-forward, lending his stories enduring appeal.

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