A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

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Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 730

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Britain 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.

A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Divided Into Journeys. Interspersed with Useful Observations; Particularly Calculated for the Use of Those who are Desirous of Travelling Over England & Scotland

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Author: Clement Cruttwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain III

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Author: Defoe D.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 552106818X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Daniel 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.

Britain in the First Age of Party, 1687-1750

Essays Presented to Geoffrey Holmes

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Author: Clyve Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780907628897

Category: History

Page: 292

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The 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'.

The Text of Great Britain

Theme and Design in Defoe's Tour

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Author: Pat Rogers

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136173

Category: History

Page: 247

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A 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.

A short history of English literature

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Author: Harry Blamires

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780416374407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 484

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It is good to see a reprint and complete updating of this well-known historical tour de force, with its evidence of vast reading and literally thousands of useful facts.' - "Times Educational Supplement" This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information.Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.