Famous writers of Great Britain.
Nastya Aleynikova and Liza Valkova Form 7 “B” School 5 Teacher: Kolesnikova E.S.
Daniel Defoe (1661-1731)
At the age of 14 he was placed in an academy.
When he was 23 years oldhe started writing pamphlets.
In 1719 when he became older he tried his hand in another kind of literature- fiction.
He wrote his famous novel “ Robinson Crusoe”. After the book was published Defoe became famous and rich.
He loved his family ( his wife and his daughters), but he didn’t want them to see him and he concealed his hiding place.
Last two years he lived in poverty and quite alone. He died in 1731.
The inscription on a gravestone was modest and meaningful:“DANIEL DEFOE AUTHOR OF ROBINSON CRUSOE WHO DIED APRIL 24 1731 IN HIS 70 YEAR.
The material has taken from “English literature” by M.Hecker, T. Volosova.