Moll Flanders: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous
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This edition of Moll Flanders includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.
The conditions of Moll Flanders' birth could not have been more depressing. Her mother was a petty thief who was caught and sent to the notorious Newgate prison in London. It was in that prison that Moll was born. Deemed an orphan, Moll was later sent to apprentice as a servant with a respectable family. Moll has designs on a life better than serving others. But as she discovers, independence and fortune are not easy to come by. A string of dreadful misfortunes--including five luckless marriages--force Moll into the streets, where her only means of support is a life of crime.
But Moll refuses to give up: she will succeed!
Moll Flanders is a triumphant portrait of a strong-willed woman determined to make her own way in eighteenth-century England.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hemlokgang - LibraryThing
My, my, my.....how can one woman survive all of these crimes and husbands, incest and deportation, and still live happily ever after? Maybe it is the close brush with death by hanging that brought ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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