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Thesis Statement Daniel Defoe perfected the art of giving his fiction the appearance of truth thus making his works come alive and appear to be a matter of personal recollection Daniel Defoe is the founder of the English novel Defoewas one of the germinal minds in political and economical thought a defender of religious toleration and an opponent of the evils of human slavery Moore 7 Defoe reflects his diverse experiences in many countries and in many lifestyles Besides being a brilliant journalist and novelist Defoe was a prolific author producing more than 500 books pamphlets and tracts Defoe was a religious man who stood up for the Christian code of ethics He spent a great deal of his life trying to get men to act more morally to abandon prejudices and to right injustices Defoes most effective writing style was to give as much precise detail so that the reader could not decipher whether the event actually took place or was just all made up by a brilliant mind He would incorporate details into his writing that would seem true only because the detail was so great the reader figured it to be the real thing there is a quality in Defoes style that keeps them obstinately alive It is mainly a matter of spiritual energy a natural alertness and liveliness that kept him at a high pitch of intensity Sutherland 6 Daniel Defoe perfected the art of giving his fiction the appearance of truth thus making his works come alive and appear to be a matter of personal recollection Daniel Defoe was born in the year 1660 to Alice and James Foe There is some controversy over the date because the date was never actually written down The
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