Accounts Of The Apparition Of Mrs. Veal (Augustan Reprints)

  • Title: Accounts Of The Apparition Of Mrs. Veal (Augustan Reprints)
  • Author: Daniel Defoe
  • ISBN: 9780404701154
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Unknown Binding
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    • Accounts Of The Apparition Of Mrs. Veal (Augustan Reprints) BY Daniel Defoe
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    About Daniel Defoe


    1. Daniel Defoe 1659 1661 1731 was an English writer, journalist, and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.


    173 Comments


    1. This is a short tale but is well written, using a journalistic evidence tone with someone accounting it from the eyes of many witnesses. The effect of which is to create an aire of beleivability from the straw man of those who doubt. There has been some academic debate about whether Defoe actually wrote this but it is nevertheless worth the read.

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    2. From Daniel Defoe I only knew Robinson Crusoe, I haven't even heard another story written by him, so it was a surprise for me to find this story. This is a short account of a woman that was visited by ther former friend, Mrs Veal. To that point nothing is relevant, the woman just tell her friend that she is sorry that their friendship have cooled, and that she came to say goodbye before she goes away in a trip apparently alone and without saying where. There is nothing extraordinary about that E [...]

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    3. I downloaded the free version on amazon. Which was neat, because it included Walter Scott's Afterword, which turns out to be the best part of the book. The story itself is pretty stock, but becomes much more entertaining once Walter Scott tells you that the whole thing is meant to be a commercial. It's a short read (maybe 20 pages total, if that?) and kind of amusing when paired with Scott's opinion of it. Worth the download.

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    4. Written in that classic, lengthy and (I'm sorry to say) dull style that often makes the reading of old literature a chore. I don't think there is much to take away from this story today. At the time of publication I suspect it was liked for dispelling one's fear of death (and possibly the deceased).

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    5. Read for class 2017.

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    6. Meh, it was an ok ghost story

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    7. Some say this is the first known ghost story. I have heard other versions of this story where the dearly departed visits someone who isn't aware they are speaking to a ghost. It was a fun short tale.

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