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Moll Flanders

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 2002 Modern Library pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin in search of property and power. Born in Newgate Prison to a picaresque mother, Moll propels herself through marriages, periods of success and destitution, and a trip to the New World and back, only to return to the place of her birth as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picaresque literature
Adventure fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Defoe
ISBN: 0375760105 9780375760105
OCLC Number: 49760662
Description: xviii, 340 : map ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Other Titles: Fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders
Responsibility: Daniel Defoe ; [with an] introduction by Virginia Woolf ; notes by Audrey Bilger.
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Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin in search of property and power. Born in Newgate Prison to a picaresque mother, Moll propels herself through marriages, periods of success and destitution, and a trip to the New World and back, only to return to the place of her birth as a popular prostitute and brilliant thief. The story of Moll Flanders vividly illustrates Defoe's themes of social mobility and predestination, sin, redemption and reward. --Publisher.

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