'at last we have a modern and reliable edition [of A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain]...this edition should also provide the raw material for a major advance in our understanding of Defoe's oeuvre in general and his more specific contribution to the geographical culture of the early eighteenth century.'- Robert Mayhew, Journal of Historical Geography'...excellent scholarly introductions... put the works in the context of Defoe's biography and the broader cultural and political issues of the time'- John Harries, Scottish Studies Review
About the Author
W. R. Owens's publications include two volumes in the Oxford edition of The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan (1994) and a co-edited collection of essays, John Bunyan and his England 1628-88 (1990). He is co-editor, with P. N. Furbank, of The Canonisation of Daniel Defoe (1988), Defoe
De-Attributions(1994), and A Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe(1998). They are joint editors of The Works of Daniel Defoe (44 vols., in progress).