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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Penguin Popular Classics) by Daniel Defoe - Paperback - February 1994 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000059)

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Penguin Popular Classics)

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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Penguin Popular Classics)

by Daniel Defoe

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0140620257
ISBN 13
9780140620252
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London: Penguin, February 1994. Mass Market Paperback. Penguin Popular Classics. Interior unmarked. Spine creased with a slight tilt. Dust stains to top edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 376 pages.

Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life. She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour - and enough guile that the reader is left uncertain whether she is ultimately a redeemed sinner or a successful opportunist.

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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. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the 1721 edition printed by Chetwood in London, the only edition approved by Defoe.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000059
Title
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Penguin Popular Classics)
Author
Daniel Defoe
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0140620257
ISBN 13
9780140620252
Publisher
Penguin Books
Place of Publication
London
Date published
February 1994
Pages
376
Size
12mo
Keywords
fiction, crime, humor, women, female, English, England, British, Britain, Virginia
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Erotica; Humor, Comedy, Satire, Funny stuff; Britain; Virginia;
Size
12mo

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