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Moll Flanders

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous

Tor Classics

Daniel Defoe

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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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Moll Flanders
My true name is so well known in the records, or registers, at Newgate and in the Old Bailey, and there are some things of such consequence still depending there relating to my particular conduct, that it is not to be expected I should set my name or the account of my family to this work; perhaps after my death it may be better known; at present it would not be proper, no, not though a general pardon should be issued, even without exceptions of persons or crimes.It is enough to tell you that as some of my worst comrades, who are out of the way of doing me harm, having gone out
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  • Daniel Defoe

  • Daniel Defoe was the author of MOLL FLANDERS.
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Moll Flanders

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous

Tor Classics

Daniel Defoe

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