A Tour Through The Island Of Great Britain V1: Divided Into Circuits Or Journeys

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Kessinger Publishing, 2006 M07 1 - 400 páginas
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In Four Volumes. Containing Descriptions Of All Cities, Towns, Sites, Commerce, Manners, Schools, Churches, Libraries, Fortifications, Inland Navigation, Ports, Produce, Trade And Manufacturing. Originally Begun By Defoe, Later Continued By Richardson And Others. Interspersed With Useful Observations, Particularly Fitted For The Perusal Of Such As Desire To Travel Over The Island.

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Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London in 1660, adding the "De" after he reached the age of 40. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. Defoe's best-known novels include Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders. Defoe also wrote the 3-volume A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, an important source of English economic life. He wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. Defoe was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial work, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which suggested that all non-Conformist ministers be hanged. Defoe also was the first writer of modern English ghost stories, one of which is "A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal." He died in 1731.

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