"The 'History of the Devil,' by Daniel Defoe
,--not quite the right book for a little girl," said Mr.
At the Spark Theatre on George Street, the Edinburgh International Book Festival kicks off with a special BBC Event, The Novels That Shaped Our World to mark the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe
's classic Robinson Crusoe.
When he was in London he met and went around with Mary Mollineaux, according to another author, Daniel Defoe
. A lady of easy virtue.
She addresses these categories in poems by Raymond Carver, David Antin, and Georges Perec, as well as listmaking and cataloging in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; the work of Andy Warhol; Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener"; Charlotte Bronti's Villette; Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; and Daniel Defoe
's Robinson Crusoe.
Which of these authors spent some time living in Gateshead - Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stephenson or Daniel Defoe
? | Many thank to Tom Brown of Killingworth for supplying today's questions.
1650: Nell Gwyn, orange seller who became a comedy actress and then mistress of Charles II, was born in London 1709: The real Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, on whom Daniel Defoe
based his famous novel, was rescued after spending five years on the uninhabited islands of Juan Fernandez.
So who better to play Daniel Defoe
's horseriding heroine than brilliant BAFTA-winner Sheridan Smith?
In a word, there is no town in England, London excepted, that can equal it for the fineness of the streets, and the beauty of the buildings.' | Daniel Defoe
, A tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, 1721-26 'ONE of the neatest, best towns I have seen in England.' | John Wesley, journal, 1755 'THAT immense city which stands like another Venice upon the water...
CHARLES LAMB SAYS OF COLONEL JACK'S BOYHOOD that it is "the most affecting natural picture of a young thief that was ever drawn." (1) Most modern scholarship too has been fairly approbatory of the children's criminal underworld Daniel Defoe
represents, finding it the strongest section of his Colonel Jack (1722).
His friends may show up in his bedroom later to apologize, but it's during Peter's imaginative solo adventure that he finds healing and courage, making this story a tribute not only to Daniel Defoe
's classic novel but also to the resilience of children.
ROBINSON CRUSOE (PG) ROBINSON Crusoe is a child-friendly computer animated version of Daniel Defoe
's 18th century classic, told from the perspective of the birds and animals which befriend the title character during his tropical isolation.
's tale of island survival is given an animated makeover, the result being a perfectly serviceable kids'flick positioned somewhere between a delight and a disappointment.