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The Resource Daniel Defoe : master of fictions : his life and ideas, Maximillian E. Novak

Daniel Defoe : master of fictions : his life and ideas, Maximillian E. Novak

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Daniel Defoe : master of fictions : his life and ideas
Title
Daniel Defoe
Title remainder
master of fictions : his life and ideas
Statement of responsibility
Maximillian E. Novak
Title variation
Daniel Defoe--master of fictions
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions is the first biography to view Defoe's complex life through the angle of vision that is most important to us as modern readers - his career as a writer. From his earliest collection of brief stories, which he presented to his future wife under the sobriquet Bellmour, to his Compleat English Gentleman, left unpublished at his death, Defoe was pre-eminently a creator of fictions. This life gives us, for the first time, a full understanding of the thought and personal experience that went into such great works as Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Novak, Maximillian E
Dewey number
  • 823/.5
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3406
LC item number
.N68 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Authors, English
  • Journalists
  • Spies
Label
Daniel Defoe : master of fictions : his life and ideas, Maximillian E. Novak
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-740) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- After the Revolution -- Education of a dissenter -- Meditating on matters spiritual and secular -- Marriage and rebellion -- Financial woes and recovery -- Propagandist for William III -- True-born Englishman and other satires -- Age of plot and deceit, of contradiction and paradox -- From pilloried libeller to government propagandist -- Writing history sheet by sheet : Defoe, The review, and The storm -- From public journalist to lunar philosopher -- Defoe as spy and Whig propagandist -- True spy in Scotland -- In limbo between causes and masters -- Journalism and history in an age of mysteries and paradoxes -- How to sell out while keeping one's integrity (somewhat) intact in that lunatick age -- These dangerous times : or wild doings in this world -- Miserable divided nation -- Change of monarchs and the Whig's revenge -- Times when honest men must reserve themselves for better fortunes -- Corrector general of the press : a digression on Defoe as a journalist -- Year before Robinson Crusoe : intellectual controversies and experiments in fiction -- Robinson Crusoe and the variability of life -- After Crusoe : pirate adventures, military memoirs and the South Sea scandal -- Creating fictional worlds -- Describing Britain in the 1720s -- Enter Henry Baker -- Last productive years -- Sinking under the weight of affliction
Control code
ocm46693938
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 756 pages
Isbn
9780198126867
Lccn
2002276404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46693938
  • (OCoLC)46693938
Label
Daniel Defoe : master of fictions : his life and ideas, Maximillian E. Novak
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-740) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- After the Revolution -- Education of a dissenter -- Meditating on matters spiritual and secular -- Marriage and rebellion -- Financial woes and recovery -- Propagandist for William III -- True-born Englishman and other satires -- Age of plot and deceit, of contradiction and paradox -- From pilloried libeller to government propagandist -- Writing history sheet by sheet : Defoe, The review, and The storm -- From public journalist to lunar philosopher -- Defoe as spy and Whig propagandist -- True spy in Scotland -- In limbo between causes and masters -- Journalism and history in an age of mysteries and paradoxes -- How to sell out while keeping one's integrity (somewhat) intact in that lunatick age -- These dangerous times : or wild doings in this world -- Miserable divided nation -- Change of monarchs and the Whig's revenge -- Times when honest men must reserve themselves for better fortunes -- Corrector general of the press : a digression on Defoe as a journalist -- Year before Robinson Crusoe : intellectual controversies and experiments in fiction -- Robinson Crusoe and the variability of life -- After Crusoe : pirate adventures, military memoirs and the South Sea scandal -- Creating fictional worlds -- Describing Britain in the 1720s -- Enter Henry Baker -- Last productive years -- Sinking under the weight of affliction
Control code
ocm46693938
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 756 pages
Isbn
9780198126867
Lccn
2002276404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46693938
  • (OCoLC)46693938

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