Crusoe begins the novel as a young middle-class man in York in search of a career.
Early life[ edit ] Daniel Foe his original name was born on 13 September, likely in Fore Street in the parish of St. Giles CripplegateLondon.
His birthdate and birthplace are uncertain, and sources offer dates from towith the summer or early autumn of considered the most likely. His mother Annie had died by the time he was about ten. Business career[ edit ] Defoe entered the world of business as a general merchant, dealing at different times in hosiery, general woollen goods, and wine.
His ambitions were great and he was able to buy a country estate and a ship as well as civets to make perfumethough he was rarely out of debt.
He was forced to declare bankruptcy in With his debts and political difficulties, the marriage may have been troubled, but it lasted 50 years and produced eight children. His laments were loud and he always defended unfortunate debtors, but there is evidence that his financial dealings were not always honest.
Byhe was back in England, now formally using the name "Defoe" and serving as a "commissioner of the glass duty", responsible for collecting taxes on bottles. Inhe ran a tile and brick factory in what is now Tilbury in Essex and lived in the parish of Chadwell St Mary.
Writing[ edit ] As many as titles have been ascribed to Defoe, ranging from satirical poems, political and religious pamphlets, and volumes. Furbank and Owens argue for the much smaller number of published items in Critical Bibliography His most successful poem, The True-Born Englishmandefended the king against the perceived xenophobia of his enemies, satirising the English claim to racial purity.
It demanded the release of the Kentish petitioners, who had asked Parliament to support the king in an imminent war against France. The death of William III in once again created a political upheaval, as the king was replaced by Queen Anne who immediately began her offensive against Nonconformists.
It was published anonymously, but the true authorship was quickly discovered and Defoe was arrested. Defoe was found guilty after a trial at the Old Bailey in front of the notoriously sadistic judge Salathiel Lovell. The truth of this story is questioned by most scholars, although John Robert Moore later said that "no man in England but Defoe ever stood in the pillory and later rose to eminence among his fellow men".
It caused severe damage to London and Bristoluprooted millions of trees, and killed more than 8, people, mostly at sea.
The Review ran three times a week without interruption until Defoe was amazed that a man as gifted as Harley left vital state papers lying in the open, and warned that he was almost inviting an unscrupulous clerk to commit treason; his warnings were fully justified by the William Gregg affair.
When Harley was ousted from the ministry inDefoe continued writing the Review to support Godolphinthen again to support Harley and the Tories in the Tory ministry of — The Tories fell from power with the death of Queen Annebut Defoe continued doing intelligence work for the Whig government, writing "Tory" pamphlets that undermined the Tory point of view.
Bargrave at Canterbury the 8th of September, Veal after she had died. Anglo-Scottish Union of [ edit ] This section needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The History of the Union of Great Britain dated and printed in Edinburgh by the Heirs of Anderson In despair during his imprisonment for the seditious libel case, Defoe wrote to William Patersonthe London Scot and founder of the Bank of England and part instigator of the Darien schemewho was in the confidence of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimerleading minister and spymaster in the English Government.
He immediately published The Review, which appeared weekly, then three times a week, written mostly by himself. This was the main mouthpiece of the English Government promoting the Act of Union Defoe began his campaign in The Review and other pamphlets aimed at English opinion, claiming that it would end the threat from the north, gaining for the Treasury an "inexhaustible treasury of men", a valuable new market increasing the power of England.
By SeptemberHarley ordered Defoe to Edinburgh as a secret agent to do everything possible to help secure acquiescence in the Treaty of Union. He was conscious of the risk to himself.
Healey, Oxfordfar more is known about his activities than is usual with such agents. His first reports included vivid descriptions of violent demonstrations against the Union.
Years later John Clerk of Penicuika leading Unionist, wrote in his memoirs that it was not known at the time that Defoe had been sent by Godolphin: He was therefor a spy among us, but not known to be such, otherways the Mob of Edin.
He told Harley that he was "privy to all their folly" but "Perfectly unsuspected as with corresponding with anybody in England". For Scotland, he used different arguments, even the opposite of those which he used in England, usually ignoring the English doctrine of the Sovereignty of Parliamentfor example, telling the Scots that they could have complete confidence in the guarantees in the Treaty.
Some of his pamphlets were purported to be written by Scots, misleading even reputable historians into quoting them as evidence of Scottish opinion of the time.Robinson Crusoe, as a young and impulsive wanderer, defied his parents and went to sea.
He was involved in a series of violent storms at sea and was warned by the captain that he should not be a seafaring man. Ashamed to go home, Crusoe boarded another ship and returned from a successful trip to.
Daniel Defoe (/ d ɪ ˈ f oʊ /; 13 September – 24 April ), born Daniel Foe, 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.
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