Author: Daniel Defoe
View: 3452Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour (1724-6) is an invaluable source of social and economic history. But this book is far more than a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, inventive streak that endows his work with astonishing energy and tension, and the Tour is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world. By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain.
Theme and Design in Defoe's Tour
Author: Pat Rogers
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
View: 5343A substantial introduction sets out a conceptual framework for the chapters that follow, putting the Tour into the historical context of travel writing and the development of a literature of tourism.
Author: Defoe D.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
View: 2004Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime’s experience to the tradition of travel writing as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain is an invaluable source of social and economic history. This book is not only a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution. It is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world.
Essays Presented to Geoffrey Holmes
Author: Clyve Jones
Publisher: A&C Black
View: 7804The seventy years of late Stuart and early Hanoverian Britain following 1680 were a crucial period in British politics and society, seeing the growth both of political parties and of stability. This collection of original essays provides a coherent account of Britain in the 'First Age of Party'.
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 4813Tour through the Eastern Counties of England (Perfect Library) by Daniel Defoe "Tour through the Eastern Counties of England" from Daniel Defoe. English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731). We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
The Letter Book of Joseph Symson of Kendal, 1711-1720
Author: Joseph Symson,Simon David Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 3659'This volume includes more than 2000 letters, and has been excellently edited by Simon Smith, with extensive indexing by place, name and subject. It greatly adds to our knowledge of an important but relatively poorly documented subject.' -English Historical Review'A rich source for local, social and economic historians. A special bouquet is due to Dr Smith for his substantial introduction, a book in itself, which provides so much background information.' -The Keswick Reminder'This very important publication, which contributes significantly to the historical resources available for our two counties... will give great pleasure and interest to many.' -Cumberland andamp; Westmorland Antiquarian andamp; Archaeological Society Newsletter'An enormous range of topics appears in the excellent subject index.' -Cumberland andamp; Westmorland Antiquarian andamp; Archaeological Society NewsletterThe letters of Joseph Symson provide a rare glimpse into the public and private life of an inland merchant who was also a member of England's urban elite. The volume reveals how Symson organised his trade and attempted to organise his family. It details his responses to the political, economic, and religious uncertainties of the early years of the eighteenth century. These letters portray both a closely-knit society of north west mercantile families based on regional affiliation and kinship; and a wider world of trade increasingly integrated with the economies of England, Ireland and Scotland - a world linked to the expansion of the Atlantic economy.