Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders

Summary

These are the fortunes and misfortunes of Moll Flanders: born in Newgate Prison, twelve years a prostitute, five times a wife (once to her own brother), twelve years a thief and eight years a transported felon in Her Majesty's colony of Virginia. Daniel Defoe's rollicking tale presents life in the prisons, alleyways and underworlds of eighteenth-century London, and gives us Moll - scandalous, unscrupulous and utterly irresistible.

Reviews

  • The tale is the more compelling because (Moll) is looking back ruefully on her misadventures in older age, examining her own motives with withering candour
    Guardian

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Daniel Defoe

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