Happy Birth Year, Mr. Defoe!


(1660-1731)

Daniel Defoe by immugmania.

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Daniel Defoe

This year marks the 350th anniversary of this prolific writer’s birthday.

Daniel Defoe produced some 560 books, pamphlets and journals before publishing Robinson Crusoe in 1719. The next five years saw the appearance of his most important works of fiction, which included Moll Flanders and Roxanna.

Nobody is sure on what day or even which month Defoe’s birthday falls.

Read more at Suite101: Great Authors – Birthday Anniversaries in 2010: Celebrate the Birthdays of the World’s Most Influential Writers http://worldliteratures.suite101.com/article.cfm/great-authors-birthday-anniversaries-in-2010#ixzz0neq8zlRj

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