Daniel Defoe a Biography

Daniel Defoe a Biography

by William Minto



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479115587
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2012
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

William Minto (10 October 1845 - 1 March 1893), Scottish man of letters, was born at Auchintoul, Aberdeenshire.

He was educated at the University of Aberdeen, and spent a year at Merton College, Oxford. He was assistant professor under Alexander Bain at Aberdeen for some years; from 1874 to 1878 he edited the Examiner, and in 1880 he was made full professor of logic and English at Aberdeen. In 1872 he published a Manual of English Prose Literature, which was distinguished by sound judgment and sympathetic appreciation; and his Characteristics of English Poets from Chaucer to Shirley (1874) showed the same high qualities. His other works include:

The Literature of the Georgian Era (1894) edited with a biographical introduction by W Knight
Logic: Inductive and Deductive (1893)
a monograph on Defoe in the "English Men of Letters" series (1879)
three novels of small importance numerous articles on literary subjects in the 9th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

He had two sons, William and Charles. The elder died during celebrations to mark the end of the First World War when a shell misfired.

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