Moll Flanders: The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders

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3 octobre 1989|
Moll Flanders: The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders de Daniel Defoe
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‘I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’

Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life.  She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour—and enough guile that the reader is left uncertain whether she is ultimately a redeemed sinner or a successful opportunist. Based on the first edition of 1722, this volume includes a chronology, notes on currency and maps of London and Virginia in the late seventeenth century.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London in 1660. It was perhaps ineveitable that Defoe, an outspoken man, would become a political journalist. As a Puritan he believed God had given him a mission to print the truth, that is, to proselytize on religion and politics, and he became a prolific pamphleteer satirizing the hypocrisies...
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Titre :Moll Flanders: The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :480 pages, 7.79 X 5.09 X 0.84 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :480 pages, 7.79 X 5.09 X 0.84 po
Publié le :3 octobre 1989
Publié par :Penguin Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780140433135

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