Daniel Defoe: 8 ADVENTURE CLASSICS IN ONE PREMIUM EDITION (Illustrated)
Robinson Crusoe, Captain Singleton, Memoirs of a Cavalier, Colonel Jack, Moll Flanders, Roxana, The Consolidator
This unique collection of Daniel Defoe's greatest adventure novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Novels: "Robinson Crusoe" – Defoe's most famous novel tells the story of a man's shipwreck on a desert island for thirty years and his subsequent adventures. "Colonel Jack" – Colonel Jack follows an orphaned boy from a life of poverty and crime to colonial prosperity, military and marital imbroglios, and religious conversion, driven by a problematic notion of becoming a "gentleman." "Captain Singleton" – an adventure story that covers a traversal of Africa and taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy. "Moll Flanders" – The titular heroine appears as a whore, bigamist, and thief, commits adultery and incest, and yet manages to retain the reader's sympathy. "Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress" – The novel follows the adventures of a young woman from wealth, to prostitution, to freedom. "The Consolidator" – In this satirical novel, which mixes fantasy with political and social satire, Defoe's narrator travels to the moon. "Memoirs of a Cavalier" – This novel is set during the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil War. It is presented as a military journal of the Wars in Germany and England. "The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" – The sequel to "Robinson" describes how Crusoe traveled back in Bedford. Biography: Daniel Defoe by William Minto 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.