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Captain Singleton (World's Classics) By Daniel Defoe

Captain Singleton (World's Classics)
by Daniel Defoe

Compared to "Robinson Crusoe", "Moll Flanders" and "Roxana", this novel of ideas has been viewed as one of Defoe's minor works. Today's critical climate allows a much fuller appreciation of a book which combines an adventure story and travel narrative with an exploration of society.

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Captain Singleton Summary

Abducted as a child and forced to sea at the age of 12, Bob Singleton loses the fortune he made crossing Africa on foot, only to make a greater one as a pirate, before his realisation that he is `a Thief, a Pirate, a Murtherer, and ought to be hanged' sets him on the road to salvation in the company of one of Defoe's most memorable characters, William the Quaker. At once an adventure story, travel narrative, and view of eighteenth century society through the eyes of one of its outcasts, Captain Singleton is no longer considered one of Defoe's minor works, but an outstanding novel of ideas.

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Captain Singleton (World's Classics)
Daniel Defoe
Very Good
Oxford University Press
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