The Life Adventures and Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton
by Daniel Defoe
Publisher: W. Scott 1887
Number of pages: 364
This novel was partly inspired by the exploits of English pirate Henry Every. The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea.
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by Daniel Defoe - E. Nutt
Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, the book walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage.
by Daniel Defoe - Seeley, Service & Co. Limited
Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. 24 years later he confronts another human being.
by Daniel Defoe - eBooks@Adelaide
One of Defoe's most remarkable and neglected works of fiction. Defoe used his pirates as a commentary on the injustice and hypocrisy of contemporary English society. The fictional Captain Misson is the founder of a communist utopia.
by Daniel Defoe - Pennsylvania State University
This book is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time, it will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. If you enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Daniel Defoe is highly recommended.