by Daniel Defoe
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2012
Number of pages: 272
On the evening of 26th November 1703, a cyclone from the north Atlantic hammered into southern Britain at over seventy miles an hour, claiming the lives of over 8,000 people. Eyewitnesses reported seeing cows left stranded in the branches of trees and windmills ablaze from the friction of their whirling sails. For Defoe, bankrupt and just released from prison for seditious writings, the storm struck during one of his bleakest moments.
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by Daniel Defoe - Project Gutenberg
Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, the book details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin. The story illustrates Defoe's themes of social mobility, sin, redemption and reward.
by Daniel Defoe - E. Nutt
Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, the book walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage.
by Daniel Defoe - W. Scott
This novel was partly inspired by the exploits of English pirate Henry Every. The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea.
by Daniel Defoe - eBooks@Adelaide
One of Defoe's most remarkable and neglected works of fiction. Defoe used his pirates as a commentary on the injustice and hypocrisy of contemporary English society. The fictional Captain Misson is the founder of a communist utopia.