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Defoe, Daniel

Syllabification: De·foe, Daniel
Pronunciation: /dəˈfō
 
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Definition of Defoe, Daniel in English:

( 1660–1731), English novelist and journalist. His novel Robinson Crusoe (1719) is loosely based on the true story of shipwrecked sailor Alexander Selkirk and has a claim to being the first British novel. Other notable works: Moll Flanders (1722) and A Journal of the Plague Year (1722).

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