The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders &c.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders &c.

by Daniel Defoe

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Overview

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (commonly known simply as Moll Flanders) is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first 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.

The novel is based partially on the life of Moll King, a London criminal whom Defoe met while visiting Newgate Prison.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537705330
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/16/2016
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (13 September 1660 - 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. Defoe wrote many political tracts and often was in trouble with the authorities, including prison time. Intellectuals and political leaders paid attention to his fresh ideas and sometimes consulted with him.

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