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Daniel Defoe

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I. Introduction:
1.1 Some words about Daniel Defoe
II. The main part.
2.1 Daniel Defoe and his novel “Robinson Crusoe”
2.2 Daniel Defoe and his personality
2.3 The source of the “Robinson Crusoe’s Adventures”
III. Conclusion
IV. Bibliography

Introduction

This report is dedicated to the study of Daniel Defoe’s world famous novel “Robinson Crusoe”. The theme is very interesting and is worth of paying special attention. The book is rightly included to the list of masterpieces even created by Daniel Defoe. The author’s work is estimated and read both by grown ups and children. Daniel Defoe founder of the early bourgeois realistic novel and he was the first and fore most a journalist, and in many ways the father of modern English periodicals.
Here we read one more fact: “The review” which he founded in 1704 and conducted until 1713, is regarded as the first English newspaper. It paved the way for the magazines “The Tattler” and “The spectator” Daniel Defoe was born in London in a family of non-conformists =сектанты= диссиденты= (those who refuse to accept the doctrines of an established or national Church, especially those protestants who form the Church of England.
The tasks we put here are: 1. To consider Daniel Defoe as the founder of realistic novel. 2. To show how contradictory was his worldview. He was not stable in his political attitudes towards the parties and the government of his time. 3. The impetus and the reason, also the origin the source of Robinson’s plot. (1660-1731) Daniel Defoe was an English novelist, journalist and pamphleteer, famous for "Robinson Crusoe," "Moll Flanders," "Memoirs of a Cavalier," and many other works. Daniel Defoe was born in London in 1660, probably in September, third child and first son of James and Mary Defoe. Daniel received a very good education, as his father hoped he...

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