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The Canonisation of Daniel Defoe

Furbank, P. N. and Owens, W. R. (1988). The Canonisation of Daniel Defoe. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

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An account of the extraordinary way in which the Defoe 'canon' was assembled, and its mushroom growth from about 100 items at the end of the eighteenth century to over 570 items by the middle of the twentieth century. Argues that this 'canon' has been constructed on faulty principles of attribution, and that no satisfactory evidence has ever been presented for many of them.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0-300-04119-5, 978-0-300-04119-4
Keywords: Daniel Defoe; attribution; canon; bibliography
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 18922
Depositing User: W.R. Owens
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2009 17:09
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:31
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