Moll Flanders



Moll Flanders The Fortunes Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders Aka Moll Flanders Is A Novel By Daniel Defoe, 1st Published In 1722 It Purports To Be The True Account Of The Life Of The Eponymous Moll, Detailing Her Exploits From Birth Until Old Age By 1721, Defoe Had Become A Recognised Novelist, With The Success Of Robinson Crusoe In 1719 His Political Work Was Tapering Off At This Point, Due To The Fall Of Both Whig Tory Party Leaders With Whom He Had Been Associated Robert Walpole Was Beginning His Rise Defoe Was Never Fully At Home With The Walpole Group Defoe S Whig Views Are Nevertheless Evident In The Story Of Moll The Novel S Full Title Gives Some Insight Into This The Outline Of The Plot The Fortunes Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders, C Who Was Born In Newgate, 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, Died A Penitent Written From Her Own Memorandums.

Daniel Defoe 1659 1661 1731 was an English writer, journalist, and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote m Daniel Defoe 1659 1661 1731 was an English writer, journalist, and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel A prolific and versatile writer, he wrotethan five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural He was also a pioneer of economic journalism

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  • Paperback
  • 339 pages
  • Moll Flanders
  • Daniel Defoe
  • English
  • 19 October 2018
  • 1853260738

10 thoughts on “Moll Flanders

  1. karen says:

    the person who was reading this used, 49 cent, copy of moll flanders before me stopped reading at page 26, judging by the abrupt cessation of circled words like prattle , would you were, sir , brother fell , and he would i like to think about this person, and their busy pen it s so arbitrary they are not even words that might be unfamiliar to a moderately literate reader i tried to find a code in it help, i am being held hostage by a mad librarian , but to no avail almost every page the person who was reading this used, 49 cent, copy of moll flanders before me stopped reading at page 26, judging by the abrupt cessation of circled words like prattle , would you were, sir , brother fell , and he would i like to think about this person, and their busy pen it s so arbitrary they are not even words that might be unfamiliar to a moderately literate reader i tried to find a code in it help, i am being held hostage by a mad librarian , but to no avail almost every page has at least six circles or underlines and then suddenly nothing did the pen run out of ink did they abandon moll flanders did ...

  2. Paul Bryant says:

    It is an universall and Fixed law that should a reader take up any of the works of Master De Foe she shall be obbliged to begin forthwith to write and may I say even to think in the manner of Master De Foe for it is like a virulent infecktion which will, it may be seen redilly, be habituated in exentrick spellings, irregular Capitilizations, alarming and unexplainable lunges into the italick and headlong sentense construction, and the Devil take the hindmost Mistress Moll Flanderses tale sel It is an universall and Fixed law that should a reader take up any of the works of Master De Foe she shall be obbliged to begin forthwith to write and may I say even to think in the manner of Master De Foe for it is like a virulent infecktion which will, it may be seen redilly, be habituated in exentrick spellings, irregular Capitilizati...

  3. Shovelmonkey1 says:

    Moll Flanders the tale of a bawdy wench out and about being bawdy and getting up to all manner of, well, bawdiness For those of you not up on your ye olde Englishness, bawdy is a general term for something which is lewd, obscene and lascivious If you don t know what any of those words mean then Moll Flanders will ...

  4. Whitaker says:

    Did I enjoy this novel No In some ways, its story and writing technique are far too rudimentary for a 21st century reader It certainly didn t grab me the way other books have But I think if you want to see how the novel got from there to here, you can t pass this by Because reading Moll Flanders is like watching the grainy footage of a home video of your lover at five years old You can see the gestures and traits that make up the person today, but only sketched out in infant form You have Did I enjoy this novel No In some ways, its story and writing technique are far too rudimentary for a 21st century reader It certainly didn t grab me the way other books have But I think if you want to see how the novel got from there to here, you can t pass this by Because reading Moll Flanders is like watching the grainy footage of a home video of your lover at five years old You can see the gestures and traits that make up the person today, but only sketched out in infant form You have to love it because you love the fully formed adult person now, and it s so squee fascinating to see that some bits have been there since the very beginning I m a bit of lit geek and I loved seeing how you could see the beginnings of the character realist novel in Moll F...

  5. Rose says:

    3 things I liked about this book 1 Moll s distinctive character and voice2 Her ability to turn almost any situation into a positive, eventually Moll Flanders wobbles, but she never falls down 3 How the book highlighted the difficult positions a woman could be left in during this period as a result of, for example, becoming widowed with children, not having a husband family to support her, having illegitimate children, or being married and thus all personal property legally belonging to the 3 things I liked about this book 1 Moll s distinctive character and voice2 Her ability to turn almost any situation into a positive, eventually Moll Flan...

  6. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Moll Flanders, Daniel DefoeThe Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders Who was Born in Newgate Prison, and during a Life of continued Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife, Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew rich, lived Honest, and died a Penitent Written from her own Memorandums 1990 Moll Flanders, Daniel DefoeThe Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Fla...

  7. Ellen says:

    The Fortunes Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders c.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 dies a Penitent Written from her own MemorandumsOriginal title page for Moll FlandersThe character of Moll Flanders has traditionally ba The Fortunes Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders c.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 dies a Penitent Written from her own MemorandumsOriginal title page for Moll FlandersThe character of Moll Flanders has traditionally baffled critics.Is she an ironic character Is she truly peni...

  8. Jason says:

    Women You need to read this book Armchair Historians You need to read this book Forensic Sociologists You need to read this book Moll Flanders is, I think, a rare look at the treatment and disposition of lower class women in Britain in the early 1700s what they thought, how they comported, and their daily interactions, no matter how insignificant What makes it a rare exposition Fiction ofttimes captures the mood and milieu of a people and their condition faraccurately and with muc Women You need to read this book Armchair Historians You need to read this book Forensic Sociologists You need to read this book Moll Flanders is, I think, a rare look at the treatment and disposition of lower class women in Britain in the early 1700s what they thought, how they comported, and their daily interactions, no matter how insignificant What makes it a rare exposition Fiction ofttimes captures the mood and milieu of a people and their condition faraccurately and with muchmeaning than sterile government reporting and historian interpretations thereof And this book is a snapshot of the then current state of low income conditions instead of a retroactive screed or a future prediction Daniel Defoe is regarded by those crazy Wikipedians as one of the most prolific of all British writers, and he is certainly one of the best at cataloging daily life ...

  9. Paula W says:

    When I was younger, I was a smart girl but not smart enough to get a full scholarship to college My parents were poor, so any help from them was out of the question I knew I had to make it on my own So, I worked three jobs during my freshman year I worked at White Castle, I typed stuff for attorneys, and I did another job that I have never told anyone about until now I was Mrs Claus I worked for a company that had dozens of Mrs Clauses who would call children during the holiday season I When I was younger, I was a smart girl but not smart enough to get a full scholarship to college My parents were poor, so any help from them was out of the question I knew I had to make it on my own So, I worked three jobs during my freshman year I worked at White Castle, I typed stuff for attorneys, and I did another job that I have never told anyone about until now I was Mrs Claus I worked for a company that had dozens of Mrs Clauses who would call children during the holiday season I got an email telling me who to call and when, and I called those little stinky spoiled children and talked to them about Santa s reindeer I hated every minute of it,...

  10. Pinky says:

    Ever wondered what the significance of Ned Flander s wife s name on the Simpons Moll Flanders is about a woman that not only fell on hard times, but is a strong, self asserted woman that uses any possible wiles to survive in a time when women were still nothingthan trinkets She goes from reputable, to the London street slum, to accidentally marrying her brother, to living a long life with one that she loves.Far beyond its time, Moll Flanders is a classic Hard to read at times, as is most Ever wondered what the significance of Ned Flander s wife s name on the Simpons Moll Flanders is ab...

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