The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders & C

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders & C

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Penguin Putnam

‘I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’

Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life. She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour—and enough guile that the reader is left uncertain whether she is ultimately a redeemed sinner or a successful opportunist.

Based on the first edition of 1722, this volume includes a chronology, notes on currency and maps of London and Virginia in the late seventeenth century.



Random House, Inc.
‘I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’

Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life. She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour—and enough guile that the reader is left uncertain whether she is ultimately a redeemed sinner or a successful opportunist.

Based on the first edition of 1722, this volume includes a chronology, notes on currency and maps of London and Virginia in the late seventeenth century.



Baker & Taylor
Defoe's eighteenth-century picaresque novel of a woman's eventual escape from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society since her birth

Publisher: London : Penguin, 1989
ISBN: 9780140433135
0140433139
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEFOE...D
Characteristics: 454 pages : maps ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Blewett, David 1940-

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Jul 12, 2012

Didn't care for the fact that there were no chapters or breaks in the story which made it hard to pick up and put down. The story didn't wow me, although I did enjoy the end the best, but the repeated tales of her thievery got old, in my opinion.

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