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'A new discovery of an old intrigue' : a re-evaluation of daniel defoe's library catalogue, with a case study of its iberian content



This thesis presents a comprehensive re-examination of Daniel Defoe's library catalogue, a problematic resource which has been consistently neglected and maligned throughout the history of Defoe studies. Surveying both the catalogue's broad critical history and its treatment in specialist scholarship, it locates two major problems in the current body of knowledge. Firstly, Defoe scholarship's concentration on dividing the inventory between Defoe and Phillips Farewell (whose libraries were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5151f4f1a09


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