Daniel Defoe

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English trader, writer and journalist

Why Is Daniel Defoe Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Daniel Defoe was an English writer, trader, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, which is claimed to be second only to the Bible in its number of translations. He has been seen as one of the earliest proponents of the English novel, and helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson. Defoe wrote many political tracts, was often in trouble with the authorities, and spent a period in prison. Intellectuals and political leaders paid attention to his fresh ideas and sometimes consulted him.

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What Are Daniel Defoe's Academic Contributions?

Daniel Defoe is most known for their academic work in the field of communications. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of literature and business.

Daniel Defoe has made the following academic contributions:

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