About Daniel Defoe

Works Online

(On) The Education Of Women
A Journal of the Plague Year
A Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal
Everybody`s Business is Nobody`s Business
From London to Land`s End
Giving Alms No Charity
On The Education of Women
Robinson Crusoe
Shortest-Way With The Dissenters
The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders &c.
The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722


1660 Born in London in 1660; son of a tallow-chandler

1666 Witnessed both Plague and Great Fire of 1666

1667 Educated first at Dorking, then at Morton`s Academy for Dissenters, Newington Green; to become a Presbyterian Minister

1684 Married Mary Tuffley insufficient to keep him from bankruptcy; later jailed for debt

1685 Fighting briefly in the Duke of Monmouth`s rebellion

1688 Supporter of William of Orange in the ?Glorious` Revolution

1702 Wrote The Shortest Way with Dissenters Fined, put in the pillory and then jailed at Newgate Prison. Intervention by a Tory minister, Robert Harley, secured his release. Defoe served next eleven years as a secret agent and political journalist. Wrote over 500 books, pamplets and journals on politics, crime, religion, geography, marriage, psychology and the supernatural.

1719 Robinson Crusoe

1722 Wrote Moll Flanders, A Journal of the Plague Year and Roxana followed shortly after.

1731 Died

Resources On The Web

ROBINSON CRUSOE - An English Graphical Bibliograp - Reports to be the largest bibliography on the web.

Books and Writers - Daniel Defoe - A very indepth look at Defoe's life.

Daniel The True-Born Englishman Defoe - contains an interesting bio

Daniel Defoe - an excellent web page for Daniel Defoe references and information

Daniel Defoe resource materials - great resorce




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