The True-Born Englishman: A Satire

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Sprache - Englisch

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'The True-Born Englishman' is a satirical poem published by English writer Daniel Defoe defending King William III, who was Dutch-born, against xenophobic attacks by his political enemies in England. The poem quickly became a bestseller in England.

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (c. 1660 – 1731), an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, is often considered the progenitor of the English novel. His notable work, 'The True-Born Englishman: A Satire', exemplifies his adept skills in satirical verse and his propensity to engage with social and political issues of his time. Defoe's literary style is marked by his vivid realism and his capacity to imbue his narratives with intricate detail. Best known for the novel 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719), a work which has since become a classic of English literature, Defoe displayed a remarkable range of interests and literary talents. He followed 'Robinson Crusoe' with a series of novels, including 'Moll Flanders' (1722) and 'A Journal of the Plague Year' (1722), which further cemented his reputation as a pioneering figure in the development of the English novel. In 'The True-Born Englishman', Defoe confronts the xenophobic attitudes of his contemporaries, challenging the concept of English racial purity. Throughout his literary career, Defoe demonstrated an insightful understanding of the human condition, as well as a formidable ability to dramatize the issues and crises of his day. His contributions to literature and journalism have had an enduring impact on the literary world, making him a seminal figure in the study of eighteenth-century English literature.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 125 Pages

Filesize: 289.2 KB

ISBN: 8596547159612