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Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe

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Daniel DefoeDaniel Defoe
By Oksana MARYNENKO,By Oksana MARYNENKO,Group 34Group 34--H,H, Naukova Zmina Lycee,Naukova Zmina Lycee,Kyiv 2011Kyiv 2011
 
Daniel DefoeDaniel Defoe
Born Daniel Foe, he was an English writer, journalist, andpamphleteer, who gained fame for his novel
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. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliestproponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise theform in Britain and is among the founders of the Englishnovel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics(including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychologyand the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.
 
Little is known about the birth andearly childhood of Daniel Defoe, asno baptism record exists for him. Itis likely that he was born inLondon, England, in 1660. JamesFoe, his father, was a butcher bytrade and also a ProtestantPresbyterian (considered to be aperson who thought differentlyand did not believe in or belong tothe Church of England). (DanielDefoe added the De to his originallast name Foe when he was forty.)

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