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Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe PDF
Author: Robert James Merrett
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2013
Book Size: 38.31 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 409
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Daniel Defoe

by Robert James Merrett, Daniel Defoe Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Daniel Defoe book, A highly conscious wordsmith, Daniel Defoe used expository styles in his fiction and non-fiction that reflected his ability to perceive material and intellectual phenomena from opposing, but not contradictory perspectives. Moreover, the boundaries of genre within his wide-ranging oeuvre can prove highly fluid. In this study, Robert James Merrett approaches Defoe's body of work using interdisciplinary methods that recognize dialectic in his verbal creativity and cognitive awareness. Examining more than ninety of Defoe's works, Merrett contends that this author's literariness exploits a conscious dialogue that fosters the reciprocity of traditional and progressive authorial procedures. Along the way, he discusses Defoe's lexical and semantic sensibility, his rhetorical and aesthetic theories, his contrarian theology, and more. Merrett proposes that Defoe's contrarian outlook celebrates a view of consciousness that acknowledges the brain's bipartite structure, and in so doing illustrates how cognitive science may be applied to further explorations of narrative art.



Daniel Defoe Contrarian

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Author: Robert James Merrett
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Book Size: 72.89 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Daniel Defoe Contrarian

by Robert James Merrett, Daniel Defoe Contrarian Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Daniel Defoe Contrarian book, A highly conscious wordsmith, Daniel Defoe used expository styles in his fiction and non-fiction that reflected his ability to perceive material and intellectual phenomena from opposing, but not contradictory perspectives. Moreover, the boundaries of genre within his wide-ranging oeuvre can prove highly fluid. In this study, Robert James Merrett approaches Defoe’s body of work using interdisciplinary methods that recognize dialectic in his verbal creativity and cognitive awareness. Examining more than ninety of Defoe’s works, Merrett contends that this author’s literariness exploits a conscious dialogue that fosters the reciprocity of traditional and progressive authorial procedures. Along the way, he discusses Defoe’s lexical and semantic sensibility, his rhetorical and aesthetic theories, his contrarian theology, and more. Merrett proposes that Defoe’s contrarian outlook celebrates a view of consciousness that acknowledges the brain’s bipartite structure, and in so doing illustrates how cognitive science may be applied to further explorations of narrative art.



Daniel Defoe And The Representation Of Personal Identity

Daniel Defoe and the Representation of Personal Identity PDF
Author: Christopher Borsing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Book Size: 35.73 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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Daniel Defoe And The Representation Of Personal Identity

by Christopher Borsing, Daniel Defoe And The Representation Of Personal Identity Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Daniel Defoe And The Representation Of Personal Identity book, The concept of a personal identity was a contentious issue in the early eighteenth century. John Locke’s philosophical discussion of personal identity in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding fostered a public debate upon the status of an immortal Christian soul. This book argues that Defoe, like many of this age, had religious difficulties with Locke’s empiricist analysis of human identity. In particular, it examines how Defoe explores competitive individualism as a social threat while also demonstrating the literary and psychological fiction of any concept of a separated, lone identity. This foreshadows Michel Foucault’s assertion that the idea of man is ‘a recent invention, a figure not yet two centuries old, a new wrinkle in our knowledge’. The monograph’s engagement with Defoe’s destabilization of any definition or image of personal identity across a wide range of genres – including satire, political propaganda, history, conduct literature, travel narrative, spiritual autobiography, piracy and history, economic and scientific literature, rogue biography, scandalous and secret history, dystopian documentary, science fiction and apparition narrative - is an important and original contribution to the literary and cultural understanding of the early eighteenth century as it interrogates and challenges modern presumptions of individual identity.



Infinite Variety

Infinite Variety PDF
Author: Wolfram Schmidgen
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2021-08-13
Book Size: 78.90 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Infinite Variety

by Wolfram Schmidgen, Infinite Variety Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Infinite Variety book, Unnerved by the upheavals of the seventeenth century, English writers including Thomas Hobbes, Richard Blackmore, John Locke, Jonathan Swift, and Daniel Defoe came to accept that disorder, rather than order, was the natural state of things. They were drawn to voluntarism, a theology that emphasized a willful creator and denied that nature embodied truth and beauty. Voluntarism, Wolfram Schmidgen contends, provided both theological framework and aesthetic license. In Infinite Variety, he reconstructs this voluntarist tradition of literary invention. Once one accepted that creation was willful and order arbitrary, Schmidgen argues, existing hierarchies of kind lost their normative value. Literary invention could be radicalized as a result. Acknowledging that the will drives creation, such writers as Blackmore and Locke inverted the rules of composition and let energy dominate structure, matter create form, and parts be valued over the whole. In literary, religious, and philosophical works, voluntarism authorized the move beyond the natural toward the deformed, the infinite, and the counterfactual. In reclaiming ontology as an explanatory context for literary invention, Infinite Variety offers a brilliantly learned analysis of an aesthetic framed not by the rise of secularism, but by its opposite. It is a book that articulates how religious belief shaped modern literary practices, including novelistic realism, and one that will be of interest to anyone who thinks seriously about the relationship between literature, religion, and philosophy.



Defoe S Major Fiction

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Author: Elizabeth R. Napier
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Book Size: 19.52 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Defoe S Major Fiction

by Elizabeth R. Napier, Defoe S Major Fiction Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Defoe S Major Fiction book, This book argues that recent materialist approaches to Defoe are insufficiently attentive to the dominant preoccupations of his fictional oeuvre, which center on moral accountability and self-definition, and addresses Defoe’s characters, narration, aesthetic, and ethical experiments that constitute his innovative achievements in the novel form.



Defoe And The Dutch

Defoe and the Dutch PDF
Author: Margaret J-M Sönmez
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Book Size: 70.93 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 415
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Defoe And The Dutch

by Margaret J-M Sönmez, Defoe And The Dutch Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Defoe And The Dutch book, The novels of Daniel Defoe are set in years during which two Anglo-Dutch wars were fought, a Dutch king took over the English throne, and the primacy of the Dutch in Northern European commerce was in the process of being overtaken by the English. At the time of these novels’ publication, the geo-physical, political and cultural achievements of the United Provinces were still remarked upon as extraordinary, while so many people had travelled between the two countries that Dutch communities in England and English communities in the United Provinces were unremarkable. Defoe’s personal, professional and political interests lay parallel and very close to stereotypically Dutch affairs, such as tolerance of dissenting Christianity, the promotion of trade as the source of a country’s wealth, and Court Whig (specifically Williamite) interests. In spite of this, the many Dutch elements in his novels are not always evident, and the body of his fiction has not previously been examined from this perspective. Defoe and the Dutch: Places, Things, People explores what English readers of seventeenth and early eighteenth century English fiction and non-fiction knew about the Dutch, what images of the Dutch they were exposed to, and what significance these images may have had. Against that background, it investigates how Dutch elements are used or referred to in nine novels attributed to Daniel Defoe. From the ubiquity of Dutch ships and the Dutch bill of exchange to the disallowing of Dutch martial heroism and the exchange of gifts in Dutch weddings, images and associations of Dutch places, things and people in Defoe’s novels are woven into the fabric of the narratives. The novels’ uses of these and many other Dutch motifs or images are shown to avoid crude or negative stereotypes, and to be complex, subtle, and sensitive to the real-life events and contexts of the fictions, while also participating in a mode of representation that is overridingly emblematic.



The Shortest Way With Defoe

The Shortest Way with Defoe PDF
Author: Michael B. Prince
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Release Date: 2020-05-04
Book Size: 48.34 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 350
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The Shortest Way With Defoe

by Michael B. Prince, The Shortest Way With Defoe Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Shortest Way With Defoe book, A scholarly and imaginative reconstruction of the voyage Daniel Defoe took from the pillory to literary immortality, The Shortest Way with Defoe contends that Robinson Crusoe contains a secret satire, written against one person, that has gone undetected for 300 years. By locating Defoe's nemesis and discovering what he represented and how Defoe fought him, Michael Prince's book opens the way to a new account of Defoe's emergence as a novelist. The book begins with Defoe’s conviction for seditious libel for penning a pamphlet called The Shortest Way with the Dissenters (1702). A question of biography segues into questions of theology and intellectual history and of formal analysis; these questions in turn require close attention to the early reception of Defoe's works, especially by those who hated or suspected him. Prince aims to recover the way of reading Defoe that his enemies considered accurate. Thus, the book rethinks the positions represented in Defoe's ambiguous alternation and mimicking of narrative and editorial voices in his tracts, proto-novels, and novels. By examining Defoe's early publications alongside Robinson Crusoe, Prince shows that Defoe traveled through nonrealist, nonhistorical genres on the way to discovering the form of prose fiction we now call the novel. Moreover, a climate (or figure) of extreme religious intolerance and political persecution required Defoe always to seek refuge in literary disguise. And, religious convictions aside, Defoe's practice as a writer found him inhabiting forms known for their covert deism.



Christian Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History Volume 13 Western Europe 1700 1800

Christian Muslim Relations  A Bibliographical History Volume 13 Western Europe  1700 1800  PDF
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Publisher: BRILL
Release Date: 2019-09-16
Book Size: 25.85 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 1028
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Christian Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History Volume 13 Western Europe 1700 1800

by , Christian Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History Volume 13 Western Europe 1700 1800 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Christian Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History Volume 13 Western Europe 1700 1800 book, Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Volume 13 (CMR 13) is a history of all works written on relations in the period 1700-1800 in Western Europe. Its detailed entries contain descriptions, assessments and comprehensive bibliographical details about individual works from this time.



Before Crusoe

Before Crusoe PDF
Author: Penny Pritchard
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2018-12-07
Book Size: 39.82 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 178
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Before Crusoe

by Penny Pritchard, Before Crusoe Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Before Crusoe book, Penny Pritchard is a Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature, and has taught at the University of Hertfordshire since completing her PhD in 2006. Both her doctoral thesis (entitled ‘Defoe, Rhetoric, and Nonconformity’) and MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies were undertaken at the University of East Anglia. Her first book (The Long Eighteenth-Century: Literature from 1660 to 1790) was published by York Press in 2010, and she has written extensively on Defoe and early modern religious writing in academic journals and chapter collections.



Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe PDF
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Restless Books
Release Date: 2019-08-27
Book Size: 36.90 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Robinson Crusoe book, Restless Classics presents the Three-Hundredth Anniversary Edition of Robinson Crusoe, the classic Caribbean adventure story and foundational English novel, with new illustrations by Eko and an introduction by Jamaica Kincaid that contextualizes the book for our globalized, postcolonial era. Three centuries after Daniel Defoe published Robinson Crusoe, this gripping tale of a castaway who spends thirty years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being ultimately rescued, remains a classic of the adventure genre and is widely considered the first great English novel. But the book also has much to teach us, in retrospect, about entrenched attitudes of colonizers toward the colonized that still resound today. As celebrated Caribbean writer Jamaica Kincaid writes in her bold new introduction, “The vivid, vibrant, subtle, important role of the tale of Robinson Crusoe, with his triumph of individual resilience and ingenuity wrapped up in his European, which is to say white, identity, has played in the long, uninterrupted literature of European conquest of the rest of the world must not be dismissed or ignored or silenced.”



Captain Singleton

Captain Singleton PDF
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Broadview Press
Release Date: 2019-07-09
Book Size: 51.23 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Captain Singleton

by Daniel Defoe, Captain Singleton Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Captain Singleton book, Following the success of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe wrote a new fiction, the story of an English pirate whose success eclipsed every buccaneer the Atlantic world had seen. Featuring a haunted, unreliable narrator, a daring trek across the continent of Africa, and mercantile adventures in the China Seas, Captain Singleton is a tale of loneliness, brotherhood, and the lust for profit. Appendices to this Broadview Edition include materials on pirate fiction, travel writing, and earlier pirate tales that may have provided models for Captain Singleton.



The Royal Throne Of Mercy And British Culture In The Victorian Age

The Royal Throne of Mercy and British Culture in the Victorian Age PDF
Author: James Gregory
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2020-10-01
Book Size: 59.14 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
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The Royal Throne Of Mercy And British Culture In The Victorian Age

by James Gregory, The Royal Throne Of Mercy And British Culture In The Victorian Age Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Royal Throne Of Mercy And British Culture In The Victorian Age book, In the first detailed study of its kind, James Gregory's book takes a historical approach to mercy by focusing on widespread and varied discussions about the quality, virtue or feeling of mercy in the British world during Victoria's reign. Gregory covers an impressive range of themes from the gendered discourses of 'emotional' appeal surrounding Queen Victoria to the exercise and withholding of royal mercy in the wake of colonial rebellion throughout the British empire. Against the backdrop of major events and their historical significance, a masterful synthesis of rich source material is analysed, including visual depictions (paintings and cartoons in periodicals and popular literature) and literary ones (in sermons, novels, plays and poetry). Gregory's sophisticated analysis of the multiple meanings, uses and operations of royal mercy duly emphasise its significance as a major theme in British cultural history during the 'long 19th century'. This will be essential reading for those interested in the history of mercy, the history of gender, British social and cultural history and the legacy of Queen Victoria's reign.