Daniel Defoe. The life and strange, surprising adventures. Richard West.
1st Carroll & Graf trade paper edition. New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2000. 24 cm. XVI, 427 pages. Original Softcover. Secondhand book in very good condition.
The colorful life of a literary phenomenon and masterfully crafted biography that’s won applause from readers and critics alike. Intimate with monarchs, pilloried at Newgate Prison, hounded by his creditors to the day he died, the maverick newsman, satirist, soldier, and spy Daniel Defoe did not so much defy contradiction as epitomize it. So Richard West continually demonstrates in this spirited biography of the indefatigable Puritan pamphleteer who earned himself literary immortality with such novels as the scandalous Moll Flanders and the all-time bestselling Robinson Crusoe. “Richard West has provided what must now be counted as the standard popular life of Defoe, chronicling the irresistible story of this writer with an appropriate passion. (Publishers information).