The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is the lesser-known sequel to Defoe's well-loved Robinson Crusoe. Crusoe is married in England when he is overcome by the melancholy urge to visit his island once more. After the death of his wife he sets sail and finds his island in a state of disarray. He installs a code of conduct and leaves the habitants with useful skills. He then sails home via Madagascar, South-East Asia and China and...
Recognized as one of the important early innovators in the novel format, British writer Daniel Defoe contributed such beloved works to the Western canon as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders. In The Life, Adventures, and Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton, Defoe spins an unforgettable yarn that follows a well-born young man as he descends into a life of criminal enterprise on the high seas.
Life hasn't been generous to Moll Flanders. Moll's mother is in prison, so Moll is raised by a kind widow. As a teenager, Moll is seduced by the widow's oldest son, but he convinces her to marry his brother instead. This first husband dies a few years after, leaving Moll and her children without support. From that day on, Moll embarks on a quest to find a man with money. Instead, a series of failed marriages, assorted children, and poverty force...
13) Moll Flanders
Jacobitism was a political movement that polarized the United Kingdom in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Its supporters were in favor of re-installing King James II and his heirs to the throne. In this lengthy satirical essay, Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe excoriates the movement and its followers.
Daniel Defoe wrote Moll Flanders in 1722, after the highly successful Robinson Crusoe. Defoe's political work was ceasing at the time, though his experience with the Whigs shines through in the novel. The full title of the novel gives a brief overview of its contents:
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her...
Craving action on the high seas? Dive into The King of Pirates, a rip-roaring adventure tale recounting the exploits of the infamous Captain Avery and written by Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders. Fans of classic pirate stories definitely will not be disappointed.
19) Robinson Crusoé
English writer Daniel Defoe was an important early figure in the development of the novel, and his works Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders are key examples of his influence. This short piece, originally published as an anonymous pamphlet, recounts a reportedly true encounter with the spirit realm.