Table of Contents

Daniel Defoe: A Brief Chronology
Defoe’s Times: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text


Appendix A: Roxana’s Shifting Identity and the Tradition of Whore Biography

  1. From The Lawyer’s Clarke Trappan’d by the Crafty Whore of Canterbury (1663)
  2. From The London Jilt (1683)
  3. From The Whores Rhetorick (1683)

Appendix B:Women’s Work

  1. A True Copie of the Petition of the Gentlewomen, and Tradesmens-Wives (1641)
  2. Mary Collier, The Woman’s Labour: An Epistle to Mr. Stephen Duck (1739)

Appendix C: Court Culture

  1. Poor-Whores Petition (1668)
  2. The Gracious ANSWER … To the Poor-Whores Petition
  3. John Dunton, The Night-Walker (1696)

Appendix D: City Culture

  1. The Character of a Town-Miss (1680)
  2. Auction of Whores (1691)

Appendix E: The Great Debate on the Poor

  1. From Matthew Hale, A Discourse Touching Provision for the Poor (1683)
  2. From Thomas Firman, Some Proposals for the imployment of the Poor (1681)
  3. From Daniel Defoe, The Poor Man’s Plea (1698)
  4. From Daniel Defoe, Every-Body’s Business is No-Body’s Business (1725)
  5. From Bernard Mandeville, Modest Defense of the Publick Stews (1724)
  6. From Daniel Defoe, Some Considerations Upon Street-Walkers (1726)

Appendix F:Women and Marriage

  1. From Mary Astell, Some Considerations on Marriage (1700/1706)
  2. From Daniel Defoe, Conjugal Lewdness (1727)

Appendix G: Alternate Endings of Roxana

  1. Daniel Defoe, The fortunate mistress (1740)
  2. Daniel Defoe, The history of Mademoiselle de Beleau (1775)

Appendix H: Defoe, Roxana, and Posterity

  1. From Charles Gildon, The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Mr. Daniel Defoe (1719)
  2. From The History of Mademoiselle de Beleau; or,The New Roxana (1775)
  3. John Howlett, The Insufficiency of the Causes to which the Increase of the Poor’s Rates Have Been Commonly Ascribed (1788)
  4. George Chalmers, The Life of Daniel Defoe (1790)
  5. Thomas Ruggles, The History of the Poor (1797)
  6. The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1833)

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Posted on October 29, 2015