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Defoe and the Birth of the Imaginary

NOTES

1. The epistemological problems posed by apparition narratives are touched on by Michael McKeon in The Origins of the English Novel, 1600–1740 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987), 83–87, and discussed (with regard to some nineteenth-century novels) by Srdjan Smajić, “Supernatural Realism,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42.1 (Spring 2009): 1–22.

2. On the effect of example, see Francis Hutcheson, An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, ed. Wolfgang Leidhold (Indianapolis: The Liberty Fund, 2004), 74–75.


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Baine, Rodney. Daniel Defoe and the Supernatural. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1968. Print.

Defoe, Daniel. An Essay on the History and Reality of Apparitions. Ed. Kit Kincade. New York: AMS Press, 2007. Print. (abbr. as HRA).

- - -. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Ed. Thomas Keymer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Print. (abbr. as RC).

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Hunter, J. Paul. The Reluctant Pilgrim: Defoe’s Emblematic Method and Quest for Form in Robinson Crusoe. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1966. Print.

Hutcheson, Francis. Essay Upon the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense. Ed. Aaron Garrett. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002. Print.

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McKeon, Michael. The Origins of the English Novel, 1600–1740. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. Print.

Novak, Maximillian E. Daniel Defoe, Master of Fictions: His Life and Ideas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Print.

Smajić, Srdjan. “Supernatural Realism.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42.1 (Spring 2009): 1–22. Print.

Starr, G.A. Defoe and Spiritual Autobiography. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965. Print.

Watt, Ian. The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding. London: Chatto & Windus, 1957. Rpt. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1963. Print.


 

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