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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Defoe, Daniel 1660-1731. British writer whose most famous novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), was inspired by the exploits of a Scottish sailor and castaway, Alexander Selkirk. He also wrote Moll Flanders and A Journal of the Plague Year (both 1722).

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  • n. English writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731)

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