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Daniel Defoe, The Compleat English Gentleman and Of Royal Education

Owens, W. R., ed. Daniel Defoe, The Compleat English Gentleman and Of Royal Education. By Daniel Defoe (1729). London, UK, Pickering & Chatto (2007).

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A scholarly edition of two works left in manuscript before Defoe's death. The Compleat English Gentleman sets out Defoe's view that anyone could become an English gentleman, regardless of birth. All that is needed is a good education, and sufficient wealth. Of Royal Education stresses the importance of education for the children of noble families.

Item Type: Scholarly Edition
Copyright Holders: 2007 Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Limited
ISBN: 1-85196-743-5, 978-1-85196-743-8
Keywords: English social history; eighteenth century
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 9515
Depositing User: W.R. Owens
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 15:47
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