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  1. Defoe, Daniel Defoe(noun)

    English writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731)

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  1. Daniel Defoe

    Daniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.

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