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  • Published: 25 May 1989
  • ISBN: 9780140433135
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $17.99

Moll Flanders




The original salacious story of a bad girl who makes good

Born in Newgate prison and abandoned six months later, Moll's 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 she is apprehended and returned to Newgate.
If Moll Flanders is on one level a Puritan's tale of sin and repentance, through self-made, self-reliant Moll its rich subtext conveys all the paradoxes and amoralities of the struggle for property and power in Defoe's newly individualistic society.

  • Published: 25 May 1989
  • ISBN: 9780140433135
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $17.99

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