Writings on Travel, Discovery and History by Daniel Defoe, Part I

Writings on Travel, Discovery and History by Daniel Defoe, Part I

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This collection of Daniel Defoe's travel and historical writings reveal the range of his intellectual interests. His "Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain", which came out between 1724 and 1726, drew on Defoe's travels throughout England and Scotland - often as a political agent and spy.
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  • Mixed media product | 1408 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 120.65mm | 2,812g
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1851967184
  • 9781851967186

Table of contents

Part I Volume 1 A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, Vol. I (1724) Volume 2 A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, Vol. II (1725) Volume 3 A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, Vol. III (1726) Volume 4 A General History of Discoveries and Improvements (1725-6); An Essay upon Literature (1726)
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Review quote

'excellent scholarly introductions ... put the works in the context of Defoe's biography and the broader cultural and political issues of the time' Scottish Studies Review 'at last we have a modern and reliable edition [of A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain]...this edition should also provide the raw material for a major advance in our understanding of Defoe's oeuvre in general and his more specific contribution to the geographical culture of the early eighteenth century.' Journal of Historical Geography
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About P. N. Furbank

Editorial board W R Owens is at the Open University P N Furbank is at the Open University Professor N H Keeble is at the University of Stirling Dr David Hayton is at the Queen's University of Belfast Dr Andrew Wear is at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine Dr John McVeagh is at the University of Ulster
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