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Roxana A real pirate who is the subject of Defoe's semi-fictitious account The King of Pirates (1719). The pamphlet purports to be a narrative written by Avery himself, explaining and justifying his actions. Avery reappears in Singleton, where the hero joins forces temporarily with the pirate colony set up by Avery on the shore of Africa. AVERY, CAPTAIN JOHN. The fifth husband of Moll Flanders. They marry at Brickhill and live happily together for five years, she bearing him two children. ' After one of his clerks steals a large sum of money from the bank he is overcome with worry and finally dies.
Beyond these resemblances is another factor less easy to define. What Wells and Defoe had in common above all else was an unusual ability to combine the most intense personal narrative with a sombre detachment: to be simultaneously a participant and an onlooker. One can see this dual perspective most strikingly in A Journal of the Plague Year and The War of the Worlds. The following extracts illustrate the point: Defoe's Literary Achievement 27 London might well be said to be all in Tears; the Mourners did not go about the Streets indeed, for no Body put on black, or made a formal Dress of Mourning for their nearest Friends; but the Voice of Mourning was truly heard in the Streets; the shriecks of Women and Children at the Windows, and Doors of their Houses, where their dearest Relations were, perhaps dying, or just dead, were so frequent to be heard, as we passed the Streets, that it was enough to pierce the stoutest Heart in the World, to hear them.
Defoe was starting more than he knew when he launched Crusoe on his journey. For he was giving birth to a fragile infant which signalled the arrival of modern civilisation. His significance for the modern world lies in this: that beginning with the publication of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders there is a growing concern in fiction with the inner self, the private life of thought and reflection; and hand in hand with this is an increasing emphasis on man as a social being, a citizen in community.
A Defoe Companion by J. R. Hammond (auth.)