It is never too…

It is never too late to be wise.

– Daniel Defoe

2007

born: London, The United Kingdom
died: April 24, 1731
gender: male
genre: Literature & Fiction, Politics, Nonfiction

Daniel Defoe (1659/1661 [?] – 1731) was an English writer, journalist, and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain. In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2007.Daniel_Defoe

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3 thoughts on “It is never too…

  1. April 25, 1719: British writer Daniel Defoe published his first novel, the enduring ‘Robinson Crusoe’, 294 years ago today. 🙂

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