Defoe

or De Foe

[dih-foh]
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noun

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.

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Defoe

noun

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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