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1 Earle, Peter The World of Defoe
London Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1976 0297771515 / 9780297771517 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which has illustration of Defoe in the pillory at Temple Bar after the painting by Eyre Crowe. xii + 353 pages. Endpapers are Mercator's maps of the whole world and the Americas. The book is divided into four parts: The first consists of a discussion of the biography of Defoe. The second looks at the general background of 'his world'; 'The Inner World' considers his religious, moral and philosophical view of the world and of nature; The Wider World considers his ideas on geography and exploration and his views of the racial, social and economic peculiarities of those people who lived in the wider world beyond Europe. The third part of the book looks in more detail at the England of Defoe, and finally the fourth part deals with the life-cycle of this individual within English society, his role, his ambitions, and the failures and successes. Appendices of abbreviations used in the notes and the copious notes themselves. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** NOT READER'S UNION BOOK CLUB **** 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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