This Day in History: April 24
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  • Daniel Defoe
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Moll Flanders
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On April 24, 1731, the British novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist, Daniel Defoe, known as the author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, died. 

As a writer, Defoe's career blossomed in his middle age. He became a prolific author, producing works across different genres. His novels, such as Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana, captivated readers with their vivid characters, gripping plots, and exploration of moral dilemmas. 

Daniel Defoe's writings continue to resonate with readers today, centuries after his time. Defoe's legacy stands as a testament to the power of words to transcend time and capture the essence of the human experience. 

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