Memoirs Of A Cavalier Or A Military Journal Of The Wars In Germany And The Wars In England From The Year 1632 To The Year 1648 Daniel Defoe

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Memoirs Of A Cavalier Or A Military Journal Of The Wars In Germany And The Wars In England From The Year 1632 To The Year 1648  by  Daniel Defoe

Memoirs Of A Cavalier Or A Military Journal Of The Wars In Germany And The Wars In England From The Year 1632 To The Year 1648 by Daniel Defoe
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The introduction begins: Daniel Defoe is, perhaps, best known to us as the author of RobinsonCrusoe, a book which has been the delight of generations of boys andgirls ever since the beginning of the eighteenth century. For it wasthen that DefoeMoreThe introduction begins: Daniel Defoe is, perhaps, best known to us as the author of RobinsonCrusoe, a book which has been the delight of generations of boys andgirls ever since the beginning of the eighteenth century.

For it wasthen that Defoe lived and wrote, being one of the new school of prosewriters which grew up at that time and which gave England new formsof literature almost unknown to an earlier age. Defoe was a vigorouspamphleteer, writing first on the Whig side and later for the Toriesin the reigns of William III and Anne.

He did much to foster thegrowth of the newspaper, a form of literature which henceforth becamepopular. He also did much towards the development of the modern novel,though he did not write novels in our sense of the word.

His bookswere more simple than is the modern novel. What he really wrote werelong stories told, as is Robinson Crusoe, in the first person andwith so much detail that it is hard to believe that they that they are works ofimagination and not true



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