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by Daniel Defoe

ISBN: 1406791997
ISBN13: 978-1406791990
Language: English
Publisher: Pomona Press (July 16, 2015)
Pages: 480
Category: Classics
Subategory: Literature

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The author's preface.

The author's preface.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders is a 1996 British drama television film directed by David Attwood, with a screenplay by Andrew Davies and starring Alex Kingston. It is an adaptation of the novel Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. Moll marries the love of her life, but after setting off on their honeymoon they soon discover that neither has been telling the truth.

By: Daniel Defoe (1659/1661-1731). A woman in prison awaiting a death sentence is given a reprieve because she is pregnant. She migrates to America abandoning the baby to the care of a foster mother. The child, a girl, grows up and begins working as a servant in a wealthy household. Here she is pursued by the two sons of the house and ultimately marries the younger one. When he dies, leaving her with two young children to look after, she begins a life of deception and confidence trickery which ends in great tragedy and disgrace.

The Fortunes particularly she is made to tell her own tale in modester words thatshe told it at first, the . The author's preface.

Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722.

Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. Defoe’s Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. Defoe’s Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll. The full title of the novel tells part of its story: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc.

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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years. Daniel Defoe has concocted a strange and miraculous tale back in1683! Molly Flanders is pickpocket criminal who're.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders - Е-книга напишана од Daniel Defoe

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This book contains Daniel Defoe’s seminal 1722 novel, "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders". It purports to be a factual account of Moll Flanders’s life from birth until death, and recounts the experiences of a woman who, in her life of but thirty years, was "twelve year a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own Brother), twelve year a thief, eight year a transported felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent." This volume would constitute a worthy addition to any bookshelf, and it is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Defoe’s work. Daniel Defoe (1660 - 1731) was an English writer, journalist, trader, and spy. Other notable works by this author include "Robinson Crusoe" (1719), and "Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress" (1724). Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
Comments:
Kajishakar
Having read only one other Defoe novel before, that being "Roxana", I must say this is my favorite so far, and it seems to be the same for the majority of other readers. It does feel like his books, though short, are a marathon of a read, since there are no chapters or other page breaks that can generally chop up the story, like into different periods of time or different scenes. I guess I am just used to the modern way a story is broken up.

To get to the tale itself, I really enjoyed it, and throughout the whole of it, you really do feel for the woman, who we generally don't know the name of. She goes thru a lot, failed romances, certainly many marriages, abandoned children, broken hearts and a few twists as well that I hadn't expected (thank goodness I never read a synopsis that gave away anything before completing it). I was a little frustrated with the ending, for I wish the author had given a little more description of some of her children that she left behind. For a couple of them, sons I believe, 'Moll' said how torn and saddened she felt about leaving those children behind. I thought it so heartless of her, for, being a mother myself, I could never contemplate abandoning mine, no matter the reason. Or if events parted us, I would never rest until I found him again, or discovered what happened to him. I don't know, I guess that her heartlessness in that regard lost a little bit of my sympathy in the end, since I thought by the end of the tale, we would discover what had happened to all of her children.

I do plan on reading "Robinson Crusoe" soon, but I have a feeling that "Moll Flanders" will remain my favorite of Defoe's

Shakataxe
One of my absolute favorite books. It follows the ups and downs of a woman who does anything and everything she can to survive and occasionally thrive. Moll is a thief, a wife, a servant, a whore, a mother, an abandoner of children, etc. She is sometimes "good" and often "bad" but you are always invested in her survival, even at the times that you don't like her very much. In a weird way, she reminds me of Scarlet O'Hara from Gone with the Wind, but with a lot more downtrodden moments. There are quite a few mature themes throughout the book, so some people may wish to supervise if they have any children that are interested in reading this novel.

For anyone who enjoys this novel, the BBC Miniseries is a great adaptation, but stay away from the Hollywood version of Moll Flanders

Wetiwavas
To give you an idea of the time frame of Mr Defoe's books- they were written during the 1700 s when pirates still sailed the seas, the "colonies" were still being used as a place to exile convicts, and people were often hanged for stealing, and we didn't declare our independence until 45 years after Mr Defoe's death! For a book written almost 300 years ago, it's still an interesting story with a surprisingly current plot: girl loses parents, becomes as a domestic with a family, family's son swears eternal devotion, gets girl pregnant, then leaves her to make her own way in the world. Moll makes her way quite well, by any means possible and that's all I'm going to give away about the plot, you'll really have to read the book to find out how it all ends.

Faehn
I loved the visual starring Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman and Stockard Channing and trust me when I say the movie version which was based on the book, is about as far removed from the book as possible. That being said, I can only imagine when this was published in 1721, it caused more than a few eyebrows to raise or wigs to pop off readers heads. The author has created a character that repeatedly reinvented herself as her circumstances changed and indeed it's hard not to like her. I did find a few of the scenarios that occurred in the story of historic value, so there is something to be learned from this work. I can't say that I was totally taken with the book but I did find it interesting.

Ausstan
One of my absolute favorite books. It follows the ups and downs of a woman who does anything and everything she can to survive and occasionally thrive. Moll is a thief, a wife, a servant, a whore, a mother, an abandoner of children, etc. She is sometimes "good" and often "bad" but you are always invested in her survival, even at the times that you don't like her very much. In a weird way, she reminds me of Scarlet O'Hara from Gone with the Wind, but with a lot more downtrodden moments. There are quite a few mature themes throughout the book, so some people may wish to supervise if they have any children that are interested in reading this novel.

Gir
This novel, written in the 1700’s, is a classic. Although Moll is often naked in bed, no vulgar words are used to describe the goings on. This gives a sense of excitement to the reader who imagines the goings on. If modern authors so employed the imagination of readers in their books they might write books that will become classics too. Fewer vulgarities would better serve society and literature.

This novel should be read by people who are interested in history, as it gives a good picture of life in the 1700’s. This novel is a must read for young adults so they can see how delicately and dignified sex was depicted in novels in the past and contrast it with the vulgar ways sex is written about today. (Young adults are already reading books that contain extremely vulgar depictions of sex.)

MilsoN
I read this book after having seen and enjoyed a 1996 movie version. After reading the book, I decided that the movie, although very enjoyable in itself, was a very poor adaptation of Defoe’s original story. This book is rich in human experience of a particular time and place, but also demonstrates that, even though society changes in many ways over time, humanity remains what it is. I loved this book, and plan to use it as reading material in my high school English classroom. I also plan to read further about the woman, Moll King, on whom this story is supposedly based.

ISBN: 0140620257
ISBN13: 978-0140620252
language: English
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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