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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain : Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Defoe, Daniel
 
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain: Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics)A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain: Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics) (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 1978
Publisher: Penguin Group
Price: $5.90
Seller: Solr Books, Skokie, il, USA
Condition: Very good
A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain: Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics)A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain: Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics) (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 1978
Publisher: Penguin Group
Price: $7.44
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB, Frederick, MD, USA
Condition: Good
Notes: Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.
 
 
 
 

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Overview

Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour (1724-6) is an invaluable source of social and economic history. But this book is far more than a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, inventive streak that endows his work with astonishing energy and tension, and the Tour is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world. By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain.

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  • PID: 17588244575
  • ISBN-13: 9780140430660
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Seller: Best and Fastest Books
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