Daniel Defoe (2298 words)

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Daniel Foe was born in the formative moment of capitalist Britain and into the class that would do the most to bring it about, the merchant class of the City of London who were leading and profiting from the expansion of internal and colonial trade and whose wealth would soon force a potentially revolutionary confrontation with the power of the Crown. Foe's father, James, was a Presbyterian who had come to London, served an apprenticeship as a tallow chandler and become a successful merchant and freeman of the City of London. It is believed Daniel was destined for the Presbyterian ministry since he attended one of its noted training establishments, the Reverend James Fisher's school in Dorking, Surrey, but at 14 he moved to the Reverend …

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Clark, Robert. "Daniel Defoe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2000
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  12. The Consolidator
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  15. The Fortunate Mistress; or Roxana
  16. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
  17. The History and Remarkable Life of the Truly Honourable Colonel Jacque, Commonly Called Colonel Jack
  18. The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
  19. The Life, Adventures and Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton
  20. The Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins
  21. The Political History of the Devil
  22. The Shortest Way with Dissenters

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  1. Religious Reform, Protestants, Dissenters

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