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"Atalantis Major" is a thinly disguised allegory about the November 1710 election of the representative Scottish peers. "Atalantis" represents Great Britain, and Defoe has created an imaginary country to tell some truths about his own. He concisely explained all the circumstances surrounding this election within the context of the political events of 1710.
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Daniel Defoe (circa 1660 – 1731) was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719). A prolific and versatile writer, Defoe penned over 300 works on diverse topics including crime, religion, politics, and the supernatural. His work in the English novel and indeed the development of the novel in Europe is considerable, with his narrative style marrying fact and fiction in a novelistic historical realism. 'Atalantis Major' is a lesser-known work by Defoe, which showcases his interest in politics and satire. Defoe's literary style often embraced the first-person narrative to create a sense of authenticity and immediacy, a technique that he applied with great success in 'Robinson Crusoe'. Also remarkable is 'Moll Flanders' (1722), another of Defoe's key works, which offers an insight into the life of the eponymous character who narrates her story with candidness and psychological depth, a testament to Defoe's skill in character development and storytelling. Defoe is often regarded as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel, with his works laying the groundwork for realistic fiction as a literary genre. His work extends beyond merely popular fiction; it is deeply embedded in the social and political issues of his time, and often his writing served as a commentary on the economic and cultural conditions of early 18th century Britain.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 37 Seiten
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Veröffentlichung: 15. September 2022