Virtual Tour - The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Daniel Defoe

Virtual Tour - The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Daniel Defoe

This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 21st Mar 2021

 £6

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

The colourful life of the prolific author who effectively invented the novel

Robinson Crusoe, first published in 1719, is one of the world's best-known, most widely-read books. The inspirational tale, about a man marooned on a desert island for almost 30 years, still resonates and inspires us today.

Its author, Daniel Defoe, was almost sixty years old when he wrote the story, having not turned to fiction until the latter part of his long and varied life. He can, in effect, be credited as being the man who invented the novel – one story bound in its entirety as a book.

Defoe's life is itself a fascinating story. He lived through the reign of six monarchs, experiencing and writing about his observations almost constantly, covering a multitude of topics from current affairs, crime and religion to history, world travel and even marriage advice.

On this virtual journey you'll hear about his works, his family, his achievements and his constant battle with debt leading to prison, espionage and greater political involvement.

See where this prolific, provocative and popular man lived and worked as we 'travel' around the City and north London.

Please note, this is not a video experience – it is a presentation – I talk about the subject whilst showing you slides containing images and maps.

After the tour the meeting room will stay open for questions and discussion.

Details for how to access this event will be on your booking confirmation which will be sent via email after you have purchased your ticket(s).


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This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 21st Mar 2021

 £6

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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