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London, 1964); A General History of the Pyrates, in M. Schonhorn, ed. (London, 1972). V. BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES. G. , with author's name (London, 1790); W. Wilson, Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel Defoe, 3 vols. (London, 1830); W. Lee, Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings, 3 vols. (London, 1869), valuable for inclusion of material from periodicals in vols. II and III; W. Minto, Daniel Defoe (London, 1879), in the English Men of Letters series; T. Wright, The Life of Daniel Defoe (London, 1894; enl.

What a powerful instinct for survival they have! "—and again, fortunately for the liveliness and humanity of his stories, Defoe has to agree. But the best reason for believing that he is never indifferent to the moral obliquity of his characters is the extent to which their stories fasten on our minds. If Defoe himself had not been so sharply aware of right and wrong, if he had not felt all the time he was writing Moll Flanders and Roxana that these women were breaking the moral law, that they were "wild outcasts of society," whose 9 DANIEL DEFOE way of life was chaotic and unprofitable—if, in fact, he had not himself been shocked by such goings-on—he would never have succeeded in holding our attention as he does.

London, 1961), J. P. Hunter, ed. (New York, 1970), and G. Starr, ed. (London, 1971); Due Preparations for the Plague (London, 1722), commentary; Religious Courtship: Being Historical Discourses, on the Necessity of Marrying Religious Husbands and Wives Only (London, 1722), moral and religious dialogues; A Journal of the Plague year (London, 1722), fictitious narrative, also in A. Burgess and C. Bristow, eds. (Harmondsworth, 1966); The History and Remarkable Life of the Truly Honourable Col. Jacque, Commonly Call'd Col.

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