Daniel Defoe

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How did Defoe develop a deep understanding of the outcasts of society?

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Daniel Defoe presents the case of a man with a very intriguing biography, one that certainly allowed him to understand the role of the outcast. As a very prolific author, he wrote a number of controversial political pamphlets early in his career. Through these pamphlets he was found guilty of sedition and libel and he was pilloried and spent some time in jail.

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