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Storm by Daniel Defoe
Book DescriptionOn the evening of 26th November 1703, a cyclone from the north Atlantic hammered into southern Britain at over seventy miles an hour, claiming the lives of over 8,000 people. Eyewitnesses reported seeing cows left stranded in the branches of trees and windmills ablaze from the friction of their whirling sails. For Defoe, bankrupt and just released from prison for seditious writings, the storm struck during one of his bleakest moments. But it also furnished him with the material for his first book, and in his powerful depiction of private suffering and individual survival played out against a backdrop of public calamity we can trace the outlines of his later masterpieces such as A Journal of the Plague Year and Robinson Crusoe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141439921
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe, Hardback (April 2016)
Daniel Defoe's story of the shipwrecked hero and his lonely adventure.
Political History of the Devil, Paperback (March 2016)
Satire by the author of Robinson Crusoe examines the rise of the historical force known as "the devil," from Satan's origins to devilish influences on 18th-century monarchs and ordinary folk.
Colonel Jack, Paperback (December 2015)» View all books by Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe's fast-paced picaresque novel traces its roguish hero's "Life of Wonders."
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Author Biography - Daniel Defoe
Richard Hamblyn is the author of the Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies, which won the LA Times Book Prize and was short-listed for the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize in 2002. He lives and works in London. Richard Hamblyn is the author of the Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies, which won the LA Times Book Prize and was short-listed for the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize in 2002. He lives and works in London.
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