Robinson Crusoe belongs to the adventurous type of novel and some even consider it to be the beginning of that type. The theme is an imaginary autobiography of an English castaway who spent 28 years on a tropical island and lived many adventures. It was published in 1719 and was a success right away. The […]
Daniel Defoe was born in 1659 in London. He was an English writer and a journalist who got his fame with his novel Robinson Crusoe. The novel got popular in Great Britain and between the founders of the English novel. The novel still has its value and interest.
The basic characteristic of his writing is simplicity and conciseness. He created a story with simple and fluent language as if he was literary taking notes of somebody talking. Everyone of his novels carried a life lesson.
He wrote over 500 works, brochures and magazines about different subjects. He published 400 books about different fields in geography, crime, economy and psychology.
He wrote political pamphlets as The True-Born Englishman. Two years later he was arrested and taken to Newgate because of his book The Shortest Way with the Dissenters in which he showed his irony towards the Anglican Church. He died in 1731.