'Twelve Year a Whore, fives 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' So the title page of this extraordinary novel describes the career of the woman known as Moll Flanders, whose real name we never discover. And so, in a ...
'Twelve Year a Whore, fives 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' So the title page of this extraordinary novel describes the career of the woman known as Moll Flanders, whose real name we never discover. And so, in a tour-de-force of writing by the businessman, political satirist, and spy Daniel Defoe, Moll tells her own story, a vivid and racy tale of a woman's experience in the seamy side of life in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England and America. Born in Newgate prison, and seduced in the home of her adoptive family, she learns to live off her wits, defying the traditional depiction of women as helpless victims. First published in 1722, and one of the earliest novels in the English language, its account of opportunism, endurance, and survival speaks as strongly to us today as it did to its original readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Good. General Used Condiiton. Minor Defects may Exist. Minimal Shelf wear. Text may contain minor marking or highlighting, Binding Tight. Previous owners name or bookplate may be present. Like New, May have remainder mark (black line generally made acrossed bottom page edge to indicate close out by publisher)
Reader copy. Later Printing of 1959 Riverside Editions edition. Author: Daniel Defoe. Edited by James Sutherland. The outer cover is worn/soiled, the spine is tight, the edges are tanned/soiled, the page perimeters of the text are tanned, but the text is clean and unmarked-no writing/highlighting. 197 pages. -We welcome and respond promptly to customer inquiries about the books we offer for sale. We grade conservatively, package securely and ship immediately. Excellent customer service. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cd-om or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Highlighting/underlining. GOOD-UNDERLINING / WRITING IN BOOK, Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. GOOD-UNDERLINING / WRITING IN BOOK, . SOFT COVER. F-DEFOE, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN RIVERSIDE EDITION, 1959. Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe s Moll Flanders details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin in search of property and power. Born in Newgate Prison to a picaresque mother, Moll propels herself through marriages, periods of success and destitution, and a trip to the New World and back, only to return to the place of her birth as a popular prostitute and brilliant thief. The story of Moll Flanders vividly illustrates Defoe s themes of social mobility and predestination, sin, redemption and reward. 17th Century; British Isles; Classics; England; Erotica; Fiction; Literary; Virginia
A worthwhile read of DeFoe, and the mores' of the times. Can be tedious, and per the introduction of his justification for writing something considered, too resque, he didn't fulfill that self-requirement. You be the judge.
Oct 1, 2007
This is one of the first novels written. This book deals with the many marriages of Moll Flanders. In her quest to be a gentle woman she finds doomed love affair after doomed love affair. Moll is an interesting character though her lack of maternal instinct might offend some readers. This is a true classic worth reading.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.