Moll Flanders (Collins Classics)
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. '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.' Born into the seedy world of Newgate Prison and abandoned as a baby at six months old, Moll Flanders soon learns that she can only rely on herself. Her story is an unapologetic one of bigamy, prostitution and theft told in her own indomitable and alluring way. Scurrilous and incorrigible, the reader is left wondering whether Moll is merely a brazen criminal, or a victim or her own circumstance. Defoe's witty romp through the eighteenth-century underworld has much to say about the forces of good and evil and is undeniably one of his most satirical novels.
Publish date: July 8th 2010
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 18th Century
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I'd seen the movie starring Robin Wright many many years ago. I really like her anyway, but the story itself was a lot of fun and I'd always looked forward to reading the book to see how it measured up. I wasn't disappointed in the least. I suppose reading about Moll's life pattern could get a bit t...
I wanted to like Moll, but found her tiresome. Wish it was different.
Da se Moll nije pokajala, čovjek bi pomislio da je Defoe žena.
I don't think I liked it, but I didn't dislike it. The writing style left more to be desired. Moll just skipped from event to event, a little dialogue here and there. It just seemed really long-winded and there was no foreshadowing or plot. More along the lines of what Moll can do in the present mom...