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AUTHORS: DANIEL DEFOE

DANIEL DEFOE

Dates: 1660-1731

Gender: Male 

Nationality: British/English

a.k.a: Daniel Foe, Andrew Moreton


Editor
Essayist
Journalist
Moralist
Novelist
Poet
Political writer
Pamphleteer
Publisher
Story-writer


Bibliography of Works
Literary Periods: 

Augustan Period, 1700-1745

Eighteenth Century, 1700-1799

Neoclassical Period, 1660-1785
Contemporary Writers & Topics

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MOVIES AT COLBY

EXHIBIT

Enter the Daniel Defoe Exhibition | The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is considered one of England's first novelists. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (1722), published three years after his enormously successful first novel, Robinson Crusoe, follows the adventures of a lower-class London woman forced by circumstances into a life of crime, her transportation to Virginia as a convict, and eventual redemption.  -ECCO

REFERENCE & BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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RESEARCH & CRITICISM

Books, essays, and journal articles indexed in MLA International Bibliography 
MLA International Bibliography is the definitive literary research database, indexing the most authoritative Defoe scholarship published in books and academic journals.  MLA indexes and links to the entire JSTOR literary research collection as well as linking to many other full-text providers and the Colby College Libraries catalog.  If you discover books or articles through MLA that are not available at Colby or through our lending partners, please request these items using your ILLiad Account.

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PRIMARY SOURCES ONLINE

Full list of texts by Daniel Defoe at the Colby College Libraries 
Full-texts are often available online through ECCO and EEBO (see descriptions below)


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PRIMARY SOURCES IN PRINT

The Works of Daniel Defoe edited by G.H. Maynadier 
Colby College Miller Library PR3400 .F07 [16 volumes]

The Letters of Daniel Defoe edited by George Harris Healey 
Bates College Ladd Library PR3406 .A35 1955

 

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Works by Defoe in Colby's Special Collections

 

 

Defoe's Papers/Archives

The British Library

  • The Compleat English Gentleman
  • Of Royal Educationare

Huntington Library"Meditations"

William Andrews Clark Library

  • Historical Collections
  • "Humanum est Errare"

British Library, the Public Record Office, the National Archives of Scotland, and the National Library of ScotlandLetters (DLB)

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