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TOUR THROUGH THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN Daniel Defoe

TOUR THROUGH THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN

Daniel Defoe

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Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetimes experience as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist andMoreBritain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetimes 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.