Born: Year 1660.
Died: April 24, 1731.
Family: James Foe (father)
Biography: Born Daniel Foe, he later changed his name to Defoe “wanting to sound more gentlemanly.” After forgoing his earlier decision to be coming a dissenting minister, Defoe started a business in 1683 where he traveled around selling an assortment of goods. He declared bankruptcy in 1692 and soon after left the world of business to become a writer. He wrote political pamphlets and works, worked as a journalist and at the age of 59 he became a novelist.
- Robinson Crusoe
- Moll Flanders
- Colonel Jack
- Captain Singleton
- Journal of the Plague Year
- Dickory Cronke
- Memories of a Cavalier
- The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
- The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
- The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York Mariner
- “The Apparition of Mrs. Veal”
- “The Consolidator: The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppards”
- “Everybody’s Business is Nobody’s Business”
- “From London to Land’s End”
- “The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton”
- “Memories of Major Alexander Ramkins”
- “Of Captain Mission”
- “A Tour Through the Eastern Counties of England”
- “A Vindicaton of the Press”
- The Complete English Tradesman
- An Essay Upon Projects
- Military Memories of Capt. George Carleton
- The True-Born Englishman
- “Conjugal Lewdness: or, Matrimonial Whoredom”
- “A Treatise Concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed”
“Daniel Defoe: Biography.” Bio. True Story. 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/daniel-defoe-9269678>.
Defoe, Daniel. “The Complete Daniel Defoe Collection.” Amazon.ca. <http://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Collection-Includes-Robinson-ebook/dp/B003MNGEL6>.