With an Introduction and Notes by R.T.Jones, Honorary Fellow of the University of York.
The novel follows the life of its eponymous heroine, Moll Flanders, through its many vicissitudes, which include her early seduction, careers in crime and prostitution, conviction for theft and transportation to the plantations of Virginia, and her ultimate redemption and prosperity in the New World.
Moll Flanders was one of the first social novels to be published in English and draws heavily on Defoe’s experience of the topography and social conditions prevailing in the London of the late 17th century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartinBodek - LibraryThing
or, as it might otherwise be called: "The Accidental Whore & Grifter, Who Lives Happily Ever After," which, if asked to give a ten-word review, would be perfectly fitting. All that would need to be ... Read full review
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Daniel Defoe did not disappoint. Moll Flanders was a fantastic read. If you're into classics (and if you're not please tell me why), then this book is going to be right up your alley. Written in an ... Read full review