The Political Works of Daniel Defoe

Including the Biography of the Author

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This meticulously edited Daniel Defoe collection includes: The True-Born Englishman_x000D_ An Essay upon Projects_x000D_ The Complete English Tradesman_x000D_ Everybody's Business Is Nobody's Business_x000D_ Second Thoughts are Best_x000D_ The Shortest Way with the Dissenters_x000D_ And What if the Pretender Should Come?_x000D_ An Answer to a Question that Nobody Thinks of_x000D_ A Humble Proposal to the People of England_x000D_ Reasons against the Succession of the House of Hanover_x000D_ A Seasonable Warning and Caution against the Insinuations of Papists and Jacobites in Favour of the Pretender_x000D_ The creator of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe was quite politically active and that activism even resulted with his arrest, placement in a pillory and imprisoning. His most successful poem, The True-Born Englishman is a political satire that defends the king against the perceived xenophobia of his enemies, satirizing the English claim to racial purity. Defoe's notable publication, An Essay upon Projects, is a series of proposals for social and economic improvement. The Complete English Tradesman is an example of Defoe's political works. He discusses the role of the tradesman in England in comparison to tradesmen internationally, arguing that the British system of trade is far superior. The work that finally got him arrested was a pamphlet The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters, which ruthlessly satirized the High church Tories and the Dissenters. Besides these, Defoe published a great number of political essays, pamphlets and tracts._x000D_ Daniel Defoe (1660 – 1731), was an English writer, journalist, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, and he is considered one of the founders of the English novel.




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