The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Illustrated): Complemented with the Biography of the Author

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Illustrated): Complemented with the Biography of the Author

by Daniel Defoe, John W. Dunsmore

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Overview

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders tells the story of the fall and eventual redemption of a lone woman in 17th-century England. It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. The titular heroine appears as a whore, bigamist, and thief, lives in The Mint, commits adultery and incest, and yet manages to retain the reader's sympathy. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. He was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788026892304
Publisher: e-artnow
Publication date: 12/14/2018
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

London-born Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) pursued a variety of careers including merchant, soldier, secret agent, and political pamphleteer. He wrote books on economics, history, biography, and crime. But he is best remembered for his fiction, which he began to write late in his life and which includes the novels Moll Flanders, Roxana, and the celebrated Robinson Crusoe.

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