A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain (Paperback)
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain (Paperback)

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Paperback 736 Pages / Published: 25/05/1978
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140430660
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 529 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 41 mm

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