1659/1661 — 1731

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe

Born Daniel Foe, was an English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel. He wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.


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  1. […] immoral, as well as entering such a marriage willingly. A range of very different authors from Daniel Defoe, Mary Wollstonecraft to Charlotte Turner Smith called it legalised prostitution. Actually Defoe was […]

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