Daniel Defoe

Dan Defoe portrait


“I am giving an account of what was, not of what ought or ought not to be” 








Further Readings:


The Consolidator or, Memoirs of Sundry Transactions from the World in the Moon (1705)

Atlantis Major (1711)

Robinson Crusoe (1719)

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719)

The King of Pirates (1719)

Captain Singleton (1720)

Memoirs of a Cavalier (1720)

A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)

Moll Flanders (1722)

Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress (1724)

The Pirate Gow, an account of John Gow

Colonel Jack



The Storm (1704)

The Family Instructor (1715)

A General History of the Pyrates (1724), Defoe’s authorship of this pseudonymous work is disputed

A tour thro’ the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies (1724–1727)

The Political History of the Devil (1726)



The Shortest Way with the Dissenters (1702)

Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe (1720)

The Complete English Tradesman

An Essay Upon Projects

An Essay Upon Literature (1726)

Mere Nature Delineated (1726)

Conjugal Lewdness (1727)

A Plan of the English Commerce (1728)



The True-Born Englishman: A Satyr (1701)

Hymn to the Pillory (1703)

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