Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)

A selective list of articles on the eighteenth-century English novelist Daniel Defoe, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in reviewed sources

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"Daniel Defoe." A good brief biography, from the Defoe Society.

"Defoe's Reputation" and "The Publication of Robinson Crusoe." Professor's web site at CUNY.

Bellamy, Liz. On Daniel Defoe's Conjugal Lewdness (1727). Clark, Robert. On The Fortunate Mistress; or Roxana (1724). Prichard, Penny. On Daniel Defoe's A Weekly Review of the Affairs of France (1704); On The Consolidator (1705); On The Family Instructor (1715); On A Journal of the Plague Year (1722); On The Complete English Tradesman (1726). Rothman, Irving N. and R. Michael Bowerman. On Daniel Defoe's The Political History of the Devil (1726. Seager, Nicholas. On Daniel Defoe's The Life, Adventures and Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton (1720). Sim, Stuart. On Daniel Defoe's The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719); On The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719); On The History and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (1722); On Colonel Jack (1722) The Literary Encyclopedia [subscription service].

Literary Criticism

Current issue of Digital Defoe," a scholarly, open access journal of literary criticism on Defoe. Also Archive, articles from previous issues of Digital Defoe.

Brown, Homer O. "The Displaced Self in the Novels of Daniel Defoe." ELH 38, 4 (Dec. 1971), pp. 562-590 [free at jstor].

Donoghue, Frank. "Inevitable Politics: Rulership And Identity in Robinson Crusoe." Studies in the Novel 27, 1 (spring 1995), pp. 1-11 [free at jstor].

Kraft, Quentin G. "Robinson Crusoe and the Story of the Novel." College English 341, 5 (Jan. 1980), pp. 535-548 [free at jstor].

Macaree, David. "Daniel Defoe, The True-Born Englishman and Irish Affairs." The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 8, 1 (June 1982), pp. 16-24 [free at jstor].

Marshall, David. "Autobiographical Acts in Robinson Crusoe ELH 71, 4 (Winter 2004), pp. 899-920 [free at jstor].

McInelly, Brett C. "Expanding Empires, Expanding Selves: Colonialism, The Novel, and Robinson Crusoe. Studies in the Novel 35, 1 (Spring 2003), pp. 1-21 [free at jstor].

Mueller, Andreas K.E. "A 'Body Unfitt': Daniel Defoe in the Pillory and the Resurrection of the Versifying Self." The Eighteenth Century 54, (Fall 2013), pp. 393-407 [free at jstor].

Rietz, John. "Criminal Ms-Representation: Moll Flanders and Female Criminal Biography." Studies in the Novel 23, 2 (Summer 1991), pp. 183-195 [free at jstor].

Schmidgen, Wolfram . "Robinson Crusoe, Enumeration, and the Mercantile Fetish." Eighteenth-Century Studies 35, 1 (Fall 2001), pp. 19-39 [free at jstor].

Statt, Daniel. "Daniel Defoe and Immigration." In his economic writings, beginning with his satire The True-Born Englishman, Defoe consistently wrote in favor of encouraging immigration to England. Eighteenth-Century Studies 24, 3 (Spring 1991), pp. 293-313 [free at jstor].

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