Defoes America

Defoes America❰Epub❯ ❦ Defoes America Author Dennis Todd – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The Americas appear as an evocative setting in than half of Daniel Defoe's novels and often offer a new beginning for his characters In the first full length study of Defoe and colonialism Dennis Todd The Americas appear as an evocative setting in than half of Daniel Defoe's novels and often offer a new beginning for his characters In the first full length study of Defoe and colonialism Dennis Todd explores why the New World loomed so large in Defoe's imagination By focusing on the historical contexts that informed Defoe's depiction of American Indians African slaves and white indentured servants Dennis Todd investigates the colonial assumptions that shaped his novels and at the same time uncovers how Defoe used details of the American experience in complex often figurative ways to explore the psychological bases of the profound conversions and transformations that his heroes and heroines undergo And by examining what Defoe knew and did not know about America what he falsely believed and what he knowingly falsified Defoe's America probes the doubts hesitancies and contradictions he had about the colonial project he so fervently promoted.

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  • ebook
  • 229 pages
  • Defoes America
  • Dennis Todd
  • 08 January 2014
  • 9781282818057