Spiro Peterson Center for Defoe Studies

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), English novelist, poet, and businessman in portrait by Jeremiah Taverner, engraved by Michael Vandergucht

More than 550 volumes, including 70 different printings of Defoe’s best known work Robinson Crusoe, and more than 100 reels of microfilm.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), English novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist, author of Robinson Crusoe (1719-22) and Moll Flanders (1722). A man of many talents, he was not only a writer, but also a businessman, secret agent, and journalist. The Defoe collection includes books, microfilm, documents, maps, notes and files on Daniel Defoe and early fiction.

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Digital Defoe