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    DescriptionDaniel Defoe's bawdy tale of a woman's struggle for independence and redemption, "Moll Flanders" is edited with an introduction and notes by David Blewett in "Penguin Classics". Born in Newgate prison and abandoned six months later, Moll Flanders' drive to find and hold on to a secure place in society propels her through incest, adultery, bigamy, prostitution and a resourceful career as a thief ('the greatest Artist of my time') before her crimes catch up with her, and she is transported to the colony of Virginia in the New World. If Moll Flanders is on one level a Puritan's tale of sin and repentance, through self-made, self-reliant Moll, Daniel Defoe's rich subtext conveys all the paradoxes and amoralities of the struggle for property and power in the newly individualistic society of Eighteenth-century England. Based on the first edition of 1722, this volume includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading, notes on currency and maps of London and Virginia in the late seventeenth century. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) had a variety of careers including merchant, soldier, spy, and political pamphleteer. Over the course of his life Daniel Defoe wrote over two hundred and fifty books on economics, history, biography and crime, but is best remembered for the fiction he produced in late life, which includes "Robinson Crusoe" (1719), "Moll Flanders" (1722) and "Roxana" (1724). Defoe had a great influence on the development of the English novel and many consider him to be the first true novelist. If you enjoyed "Moll Flanders", you might like Samuel Richardson's "Pamela", also available in "Penguin Classics".


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    Title
    The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Defoe, Edited by David Blewett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140433135
    ISBN 10: 0140433139
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC20: 823.5
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
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    B&T Approval Code: C25102201
    LC classification: PR3404 .F65 1989
    B&T Approval Code: A25403244
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    LC classification: PR3404.F65
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC002000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    maps, notes
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    03 October 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Daniel Defoe was born in London in 1660. He was a successful hosiery merchant. He served as a secret agent for William III and single-handedly produced the review, a pro-government newspaper. He turned to fiction late in life and published his firstimaginative work 'Robinson Crusoe' in 1719. Defoe had a great influence on the development of the English novel and many consider him to be the first true novelist. David Blewett is Professor of English at Mcmaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.