University of Hertfordshire

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Original languageEnglish
JournalDigital Defoe : Studies in Defoe and his Contemporaries
Journal publication date2010
Volume2
Issue1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Abstract

This collection of critical writing on Daniel Defoe comprises part of a research
project undertaken in 2001 and 2002 during a period of intercalated leave from the
early stages of my doctoral thesis. The primary purpose of the project was to
produce a comprehensive, and generously-proportioned, portrait of the changing
critical reputation of Defoe between 1700 and 1900. While the material collected
has undergone a rigorous editorial process that renders it -- necessarily -- selective, one of my fundamental objectives throughout has been to give the broadest possible sense of the developing critical response to Defoe’s extraordinarily diverse canon of writing.

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