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A Journal of the Plague Year

By Daniel Defoe
  • ISBN Code: : 3986777857
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Pages : 333
  • Category : Religion
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A Journal of the Plague Year Daniel Defoe - A Journal of the Plague Year is a fictionalised account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London. The book is told roughly chronologically, though without sections or chapter headings. Although it purports to have been written only a few years after the event, it actually was written in the years just prior to the book's first publication in March 1722. Defoe was only five years old in 1665, and the book itself was published under the initials H. F. The novel probably was based on the journals of Defoe's uncle, Henry Foe

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Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Daniel Defoewhich areA Journal of the Plague Year andThe Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Defoe was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than three hundred worksbooks, pamphlets, and journalson diverse topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural. He was also a pioneer of business journalism and economic journalism. Novels selected for this book: -A Journal of the Plague Year -The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.

Defoe’s Writings and Manliness

By Stephen H. Gregg
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317153456
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Defoe's Writings and Manliness is a timely intervention in Defoe studies and in the study of masculinity in eighteenth-century literature more generally. Arguing that Defoe's writings insistently returned to the issues of manliness and its contrary, effeminacy, this book reveals how he drew upon a complex and diverse range of discourses through which masculinity was discussed in the period. It is for this reason that this book crosses over and moves between modern paradigms for the analysis of eighteenth-century masculinity to assess Defoe's men. A combination of Defoe's clarity of vision, a spirit of contrariness and a streak of moral didacticism resulted in an idiosyncratic and restless testing of the forces surrounding his period's ideas of manliness. Defoe's men are men, but they are never unproblematically so: they display a contrariness which indicates that a failure of manliness is never very far away.

The Life of Daniel De Foe

By George Chalmers
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Life of Daniel De Foe" by George Chalmers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Reading Historical Fiction

By Kate Mitchell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137291540
  • Total of Pages : 243
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 458
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This collection examines the intersection of historical recollection, strategies of representation, and reading practices in historical fiction from the eighteenth century to today. In shifting focus to the agency of the reader and taking a long historical view, the collection brings a new perspective to the field of historical representation.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

By Edgar Allan Poe
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1460403908
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Fiction
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Edgar Allan Poe’s only long fiction has provoked intense scholarly discussions about its meaning since its first publication. The novel relates the adventures of Pym after he stows away on a whaling ship, where he endures starvation, encounters with cannibals, a whirlpool, and finally a journey to an Antarctic sea. It draws on the conventions of travel writing and science fiction, and on Poe’s own experiences at sea, but is ultimately in a category of its own. Appendices include virtually all of the contemporary sources of exploration and south polar navigation that Poe consulted and adapted to the narrative, together with reviews and notices of Pym and a sampling of responses to the novel from a wide array of authors, from Herman Melville to Jules Verne. Seven illustrations are also included.

Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141925353
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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2019 celebrates the 300th anniversary of the story of Robinson Crusoe - one of the most famous adventures of all time - with a brand new introduction from expert survivalist Bear Grylls. After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his dismal island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone... Lightly abridged for Puffin Classics.

New Directions in the History of the Novel

By P. Parrinder,A. Nash,N. Wilson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137026987
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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New Directions in the History of the Novel challenges received views of literary history and sets out new areas for research. A re-examination of the nature of prose fiction in English and its study from the Renaissance to the 21st century, it will become required reading for teachers and students of the novel and its history.

Inez: A Tale of the Alamo

By Augusta J. Evans
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Fiction
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"Inez: A Tale of the Alamo" by Augusta J. Evans. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Last Man

By Mary Shelley
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770484515
  • Total of Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 227
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Mary Shelley’s third published novel, The Last Man, is a disillusioned vision of the end of civilization, set in the twenty-first century. The book offers a sweeping account of war, plague, love, and desolation. It is the sort of apocalyptic vision that was widespread at the time, though Shelley’s treatment of the theme goes beyond the conventional; it is extraordinarily interesting and deeply moving. If The Last Man is in some sense a “conventional” text of the period, it is also intensely personal in its origin; Shelley refers in her journal to the last man as her alter ego, “the last relic of a beloved race, my companions extinct before me.” The novel thus develops out of and contributes to a network of story and idea in which fantasy, allusion, convention, and autobiography are densely interwoven. This new version of the first edition (1826) sets out to provide not only a thoroughly annotated text, but also contextual materials to help the reader acquire knowledge of the intellectual and literary milieu out of which the novel emerged. Appendices include material on “the last man” as early nineteenth-century hero, texts from the debate initiated by Malthus in 1798 about the adequacy of food supply to sustain human population, various accounts of outbreaks of plague, and Shelley’s poems representing her feelings after the death of her husband.

The Coming of the King

By Joseph Hocking
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Coming of the King" by Joseph Hocking. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.