THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Daniel Defoe Literary Criticism

Robinson Crusoe

An essay by Walter Coppedge of Virginia Commonwealth University examining a variety of critical responses to Defoe's famous novel as well as a discussion of several cinematic adaptations.

Moll Flanders

A paper by Anne-Kathrin Rochwalsky of The University of Freiburg exploring narrative and structure of this early novel, particularly the role of characterization with some reference to the work of literary historian Ian Watt.

Roxana

A chapter from Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684-1750, by William B. Warner. It provides an extensive discussion of Defoe's novel and the cultural context from which it emerged.