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Moll Flanders - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Defoe
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Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe, is part of the Literary Classics Collection, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of the Literary Classics Collection:

- New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
- Biographies of the authors
- Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
- Footnotes and endnotes
- Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
- Comments by other famous authors
- Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
- Bibliographies for further reading
- Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate

All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. The Literary Classics Collection pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (commonly known as simply "Moll Flanders") is a novel written by Daniel Defoe in 1722.

Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated; Robert Walpole was beginning his rise, and Defoe was never fully at home with the Walpole group. Defoe's Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll, and the novel's full title gives some insight into this and the outline of the plot:

"The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her Childhood, Was Twelve Year a Whore, Five 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. Written from her own Memorandums."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 758 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Publisher: G Books (5 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006IUNLZC
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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3.0 out of 5 stars moll flanders-full version 23 Aug 2013
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A very long winded read and quite boring at times
a book more for the serious minded not quite my cup of tea
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3.0 out of 5 stars A book of its time 19 Mar 2014
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An interesting tale of life in Defoe's time - somewhat repetitive and longwinded, as was the style. Almost a how-to guide to petty thievery, but the characters are very three dimensional.
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