THE STORM (Unabridged)

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Sprache - Englisch

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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE STORM (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Storm relates the events of a week-long storm that hit London starting on 24 November and reaching its height on the night of 26/27 November 1703. It is known as the Great Storm of 1703, and it was described by Defoe as "The Greatest, the Longest in Duration, the widest in Extent, of all the Tempests and Storms that History gives any Account of since the Beginning of Time." During the work on this piece Defoe used other peoples personal accounts of the storm submitted to him through newspaper add. Defoe also shared his view on the reasons of the great disaster, claiming that the destruction of the sovereign fleet, in which about one-fifth of the navy was lost, was a punishment for their poor performance against the Catholic armies of France and Spain during the first year of the War of the Spanish Succession. The Storm is a pioneering work of journalism and science reporting. It has been called the first substantial work of modern journalism, and it is the first detailed account of a hurricane in Britain. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. He was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural.

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (c. 1660 - 1731) was a prolific English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, best known as the author of the seminal novel 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719). Although 'The Storm' (1704) is lesser-known, it represents Defoe's foray into documenting and analyzing a natural disaster, specifically the Great Storm of 1703, marking it as one of the earliest examples of modern journalism. 'The Storm' is written with a narrative vigor, combining both eyewitness accounts and Defoe's interpretation of the event's broader significance. Defoe's literary style is characterized by his vivid detail, engaging prose, and the blending of fact with fiction—a technique that is regarded as a precursor to the modern novel. In addition to his fiction, Defoe was known for his political writings and his support of the Whig party. His works reflect his interest in the social, economic, and political issues of his time. Notable among his extensive literary contributions are 'Moll Flanders' (1722), and 'A Journal of the Plague Year' (1722), which further exemplify his narrative skill and his keen observation of human society. In summation, Defoe's body of work not only provides entertainment but also offers insightful commentary into the life and times of 17th and 18th-century England.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 283 Pages

Filesize: 569.9 KB

ISBN: 8596547748496