A Journal of the Plague Year audiobook by Daniel Defoe (1659/1661-1731) April 16th 2013: missing sections of this book have now been recorded, and the full book has been recatalogued. Daniel Defoe's 'A Journal of the Plague Year' (1722) is a fictionalized account of the bubonic plague epidemic that struck London in 1665 which Defoe witnessed as a five-year old, the year before the Great Fire of London. This work is among the first English novels. Like 'Robinson Crusoe', 'Moll Flanders' and Read more [...]
Robinson Crusoe audiobook by Daniel Defoe (1659--1731) Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe's hard-luck character is still the standard for "growing where you're planted." Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilization. But Crusoe proves willing to chance his luck a second time when, after sweating his way to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes a voyage that isn't needful... and is marooned Read more [...]
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders audiobook by Daniel Defoe (1659/1661-1731) The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a 1722 novel by Daniel Defoe. Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated; Robert Read more [...]