Historical Who is Who

DEFOE, Daniel

1660 - 1731
England
LITERATURE

 

Astonishingly prolific writer of pamphlets, books and weekly reviews. Sometime moral campaigning, with or without ‘tongue in cheek’, sometimes writing whatever a sponsor asked for. Best known for stories such as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, but also acknowledged as pioneer of modern journalism

 Life

 

 

Writings

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