Moll Flanders

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MobileReference, Dec 15, 2009
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This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ************. aThe Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (commonly known as simply Moll Flanders) is a novel written by Daniel Defoe in 1722. The novel''s full title gives some insight into this and the outline of the plot: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu''d Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her Childhood, Was Twelve Year a Whore, Five Times a Wife Whereof Once To Her Own Brother], Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon In Virginia, At Last Grew Rich, Liv''d Honest, and Died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums. OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ."

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User Review  - Richard.Greenfield - LibraryThing

I've probably read no other fiction with such attention to details, or written as many notes in the margins, as with this old edition of Moll Flanders. It's a fascinating mess, and I adore it. That ... Read full review

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User Review  - sorell - LibraryThing

The plot of this novel is best summarized by its extended title: "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd Variety for ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London, England on September 13, 1660. He changed his surname in 1703, adding the more genteel "De" before his own name to suggest a higher social standing. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. His writings covered a wide range of topics. His novels include Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Roxana, Captain Singleton, and Colonel Jack. He wrote A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, which is an important source of English economic life, and ghost stories including A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal. He also wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. He was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial work, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which suggested that all non-Conformist ministers be hanged. He died on April 24, 1731.

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