James Alan Downie

Standard Name: Downie, James Alan
Used Form: J. A. Downie


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Birth Daniel Defoe
DD , novelist, pamphleteer, Dissenter, and journalist, was born in the parish of St Giles, Cripplegate, London.
J. A. Downie has made a case for a much earlier birthdate, around 1644.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Downie, James Alan. “Defoe’s Birth”. The Scriblerian, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 225-30.
Textual Production Delarivier Manley
Scholarship on women's writing, as it advanced by leaps and bounds in the later twentieth century, generally attributed this work to DM . But the attribution rests largely on a perhaps opportunistic claim made in...


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Downie, James Alan. “Defoe’s Birth”. The Scriblerian, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 225-30.
Downie, James Alan. Jonathan Swift: Political Writer. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985.
Downie, James Alan. “Mary Davys’s ’Probable Feign’d Stories’ and Critical Shibboleths about ’The Rise of the Novel’”. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Vol.
, No. 2-3, pp. 309-26.
Downie, James Alan. Robert Harley and the Press: Propaganda and Public Opinion in the Age of Swift and Defoe. Cambridge University Press, 1979.
Downie, James Alan. “What If Delarivier Manley Did <span data-tei-ns-tag="">Not</span> Write <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>The Secret History of Queen Zarah</span>?”. Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 247-64.