or De Foe
- Daniel1659?–1731, English novelist and political journalist.
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He acknowledged various literary forebears, from Ballantyne to Defoe, in the creation of what became Treasure Island.The Best of Brit Lit From the TLS
November 18, 2011
He lived to bring them to justice, and was living still when Defoe wrote.
He says things like Defoe, like Montaigne, like Rochefoucauld.My Contemporaries In Fiction
David Christie Murray
"It is a tract by Defoe," was the answer, to Old Brown's chagrin.The Book-Hunter in London
In it there are some exquisite little bits of genuine Defoe.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)
The type of this species of fiction is Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe."Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism
F. V. N. Painter
- Daniel. ?1660–1731, English novelist, journalist, spymaster, and pamphleteer, noted particularly for his novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). His other novels include Moll Flanders (1722) and A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
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