Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, pamphleteer and journalist. He is most famous for his novel "Robinson Crusoe", which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain is an account of author's travels, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727. Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience to the tradition of travel writing as a businessman, a soldier, an economic journalist and a spy. This book is not only a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution; it is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world.