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Religious and didactic writings of Daniel Defoe /
general editors, W.R. Owens and P.N. Furbank.
imprint
London : Pickering & Chatto,. 2006-2007.
description
10 v. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1851967389 (set), 9781851967384 (set)
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imprint
London : Pickering & Chatto,. 2006-2007.
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1851967389 (set)
9781851967384 (set)
contents note
v. 1. The family instructor, volume I (1715) -- v. 2. The family instructor, volume II (1718) -- v. 3. A new family instructor (1727) -- v. 4. Religious courtship (1722) -- v. 5. Conjugal lewdness (1727) -- v. 6. The poor man's plea (1698) ; The great law of subordination consider'd (1724) / edited by J.A. Downie -- v. 7. The complete English tradesman, volume I (1725) ; A supplement to The complete English tradesman (1727 (for 1726)) / edited by John McVeagh -- v. 8. The compleat English tradesman, volume II (1727) / edited by John McVeagh -- v. 9. The commentator (1720) / edited by P.N. Furbank -- v. 10. The compleat English gentleman ; and, Of royal education / edited by W.R. Owens
catalogue key
7374214
 
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'All scholars of the early-eigtheeenth century should be grateful for the labors of Messrs. Furbank and Owens in offering what are surely the definitive scholarly editions of that most chaotic and varied of all canons, the works of Defoe.'
'Of all the major English writers, Defoe's oeuvre has been the most inaccessible...the Pickering & Chatto edition is most welcome.'
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Edited to a high academic standards by two eminent Defoe scholars, this five-volume set offers accurate texts and a wealth of editorial matter including introductions, full explanatory notes and a consolidated index to each volume.
Main Description
Bringing together an impressive collection of his most important and influential instructional treatises, the Religious and Didactic Writings of Daniel Defoe will be an exciting addition to the Works of Daniel Defoe from the prestigious Pickering Masters series. Defoe's era saw much popular interest in the instructional handbook and behaviour manual. Forming a highly significant part of his own oeuvre, Defoe adopted this style of literature with great effect, allowing him to explore fully some of his more cherished - and sometimes salacious - subjects: religion, immorality, sexual intrigue, social order, education and the duties and responsibilities of a merchant. With his love of dilemma and paradox, exemplified in Conjugal Lewdness, his sharp observations on the blessings that education can bring - and the fatal consequences of its neglect - in Of Royall Education, the ten volumes making up Defoe's Religious and Didactic Writings are a feast for Defoe scholars and all academics of eighteenth-century history, religion and literature.
Main Description
Defoe's era saw much popular interest in the instructional handbook and behaviour manual. Forming a highly significant part of his own oeuvre, Defoe adopted this style of literature with great effect, allowing him to explore fully some of his more cherished – and sometimes salacious – subjects: religion, immorality, sexual intrigue, social order, education and the duties and responsibilities of a merchant. Earlier protagonists such as Isaak Walton ( Compleat Angler ) and Henry Peacham ( The Compleat Gentleman ) produced works – at least in their titles – that Defoe would later recall. But, ever the pioneer, Defoe broke new ground by extending the genre to business and the professions. His The Complete English Tradesman offered very practical, human and shrewd advice to all those concerned in it, merchants, shopkeepers and apprentices alike. In The Family Instructor , among other handbooks, his innovative approach to the use of dialogue and fiction displayed a vividness and psychological acumen one would more readily associate with his novels – indeed its sales were beaten only by Robinson Crusoe , with new editions appearing well into the nineteenth century. With his love of dilemma and paradox, exemplified in Conjugal Lewdness , his sharp observations on the blessings that education can bring – and the fatal consequences of its neglect – in Of Royall Educacion , the ten volumes making up Defoe's Religious and Didactic Writings are a feast for Defoe scholars and all academics of eighteenth-century history, religion and literature. Edited to the highest academic standards, the set will offer readers accurate texts and a wealth of editorial matter, including introductions, full explanatory notes and a consolidated index to the ten volumes.
Main Description
This set brings together a number of Defoe's most important and influential instructional treatises. They form a highly significant part of his oeuvre and many were extremely popular. Their main themes are religion, immortality, sexual intrigue, social order, education and the duties and responsibilities of a merchant.

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