Friday, 18 April 2014
Sat 19 April - Steve Moyes, Jude Cowan Montague and Daniel Defoe
Jude Cowan Montague and Steve Moyes re-imagine three books by Daniel Defoe
A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR
A TOUR THRO' THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN
Daniel Defoe is best known as the author of Robinson Crusoe (1719) but was also famous as a political pampleteer, and is often called the father of modern journalism
A TOUR THRO' THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN is an account of his travels first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727.
A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR is a fictionalised account of one man's experiences in the year 1665 and was published in 1722. Defoe was only five years old in 1665 and the book is probably based on the journals of his uncle, Henry Foe.
THE STORM is a pioneering work of journalism and science reporting. The first detailed account of a hurricane in Britain, the great storm of 1703, the book relates the events of a week-long storm that hit London on 24 November and reached its height on the night of 26/27 November 1703. Defoe placed newspaper advertisements to solicit personal accounts. Sixty of these were selected and edited by Defoe for the book which was published in 1704..
Posted by Jude Cowan Montague at 08:05