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Book cover: The StormThe Storm
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
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.
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Book cover: The Life Adventures and Piracies of the Famous Captain SingletonThe Life Adventures and Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton
by - 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.
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Book cover: Of Captain Misson and His CrewOf Captain Misson and His Crew
by - 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.
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Book cover: The History of the DevilThe History of the Devil
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Containing a State of the Devil's Circumstances, and the various Turns of his Affairs; from his Expulsion out of Heaven, to the Creation of Man; with Remarks on the Several Mistakes concerning the Reason and Manner of his Fall.
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Book cover: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll FlandersThe Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
by - 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.
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Book cover: A Journal of the Plague YearA Journal of the Plague Year
by - 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.
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Book cover: The Further Adventures of Robinson CrusoeThe Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
by - Pennsylvania State University ,
This book is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time, it will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. If you enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Daniel Defoe is highly recommended.
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Book cover: Robinson CrusoeRobinson Crusoe
by - Seeley, Service & Co. Limited ,
Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. 24 years later he confronts another human being.
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