As Moll Flanders struggles for survival amid the harsh social realities of 17th century England, there is but one peril she is determined to avoid: the deadly snare of poverty. On the twisting path that leads from her birth in Newgate Prison to her final prosperous respectability, love is regarded as worth no more than its weight in gold: and such matters as bigamy, incest, theft and prostitution occasion but a brief blush before they are reckoned in terms of profit and loss.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lukerik - LibraryThing
The quality of Defoe’s work varies wildly and if you have been stung before, fear not, for this is one of the good ones. It’s a proper page turner, but there’s far more to it than that. All the way ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RussellBittner - LibraryThing
“…let the Experience of one Creature compleatly Wicked, and compleatly Miserable be a storehouse of useful warning to those that read.” Daniel Defoe’s summation (at the bottom of p.250 in the 2002 ... Read full review