[[ Reading ]] ➻ The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders Author Daniel Defoe – Justinfoline.us

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll FlandersWritten 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 This Modern Library Paperback Classic Is Set From The 1721 Edition Printed By Chetwood In London, The Only Edition Approved By Defoe.

[[ Reading ]] ➻ The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders Author Daniel Defoe – Justinfoline.us
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 259 pages
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
  • Daniel Defoe
  • English
  • 27 June 2017
  • 9780553213287

    10 thoughts on “[[ Reading ]] ➻ The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders Author Daniel Defoe – Justinfoline.us


  1. says:

    the person who was reading this used, 49 cent, copy of moll flanders before me stopped reading at page 26, judging by the abrupt cessation of circled words like prattle , would you were, sir , brother fell , and he would i like to think about this person, and their busy pen it s so arbitrary they are not even words that might be unfamiliar to a moderately literate reader i tried to find a code in it help, i am being held hostage by a mad librarian , but to no avail almost every page has at least six circles or underlines and then suddenly nothing did the pen run out of ink did they abandon moll flanders did they fall out of a tree it s mysterious another thing that is mysterious is moll flanders she swans through this book, dripping babies from her body like a tree sheds leaves, stealing and whoring and manipulating men to keep her head above water and yet ...


  2. says:

    It is an universall and Fixed law that should a reader take up any of the works of Master De Foe she shall be obbliged to begin forthwith to write and may I say even to think in the manner of Master De Foe for it is like a virulent infecktion which will, it may be seen redilly, be habituated in exentrick spellings, irregular Capitilizations, alarming and unexplainable lunges into the italick and headlong sentense construction, and the Devil take the hindmost Mistress Moll Flanderses tale self told came off but three Yeares from the romaunce of Robinson Crusoe that was cast away on the Island in the Oroonoquoo. This Dan Foe, for such indeed was his original name, was a scribbler for the news presses and a great stirrer of pothers for the Politick Parties and so twas nothing astonishing that he got himself into Newgate a time or two and also had a spell in the Stocks and he dabbled in Matters of Business with gusto than wise discrimination, and of a like twas no great surprize that he finds himself Publickly Bankrupted and so finding he can turn out tales at speed, and that the Printers are at need of a very fluid pen, he puts forth eight long tales in FIVE YEARS and him a man of SIXTY years In those dayes of Queen Anne and King George THE FIRST this style of tale telling was new, the...


  3. says:

    Moll Flanders the tale of a bawdy wench out and about being bawdy and getting up to all manner of, well, bawdiness For those of you not up on your ye olde Englishness, bawdy is a general term for something which is lewd, obscene and lascivious If you don t know what any of those words mean then Moll Flanders will be a nice surprise for you and maybe you should get out .Moll is essentially a working girl on the make but really she s just trying to find Mr Right and settle down with a nice respectable fellow in order to get a bit of financial security Life in the early 18th century was no picnic after all, especially if you re a lady with a bit of a reputation and not two coppers to rub together Social services were not around to step in, help you into a small flat and give you advice about being a job seeker Nope, life on the banks of the Thames was very much a sink or swim affair although many people find it difficult to swim when their throats have been cut from ear to ear and they ve been heaved in head first after their pockets have been emptied London was not a pretty place to be and no one can blame Moll for trying to make the best of a bad situation And try she does, although this mainly involves going through husbands faster than Elizabeth Taylor Husband One dies an early death and leaves her with small children to care for She leaves them tucked up at home and heads out onto the street to begin a career as an artful con woman hop...


  4. says:

    Moll Flanders, Daniel DefoeThe Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders Who was Born in Newgate Prison, and during a Life of continued Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, fiv...


  5. says:

    Did I enjoy this novel No In some ways, its story and writing technique are far too rudimentary for a 21st century reader It certainly didn t grab me the way other books have But I think if you want to see how the novel got from there to here, you can t pass this by Because reading Moll Flanders is like watching the grainy footage of a home video of your lover at five years old You can see the gestures and traits that make up the person today, but only sketched out in infant form You have to love it because you love the fully formed adult person now, and it s so squee fascinating to see that some bits have been there since the very beginning I m a bit of lit geek and I loved seeing how you could see the beginnings of the character realist novel in Moll Flanders The whole thing is plot than character Certainly Moll has far less internal substance and texture than Madame Bovary or Anna Karenina However, Moll is also the progenitor or one of the progenitors of later heroines like Scarlett O Hara Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell or Emma Harte A Woman of Substance Barbara Taylor Bradford survivalist bad girl who triumphs over everything the author throws at her And boy does he throw everything at her husband 1 is a seducing cad who marries her off to his brother husband 2 dies after a few years of marriage husband 3 turns out to be her brother hu...


  6. says:

    3 things I liked about this book 1 Moll s distinctive character and voice2 Her ability to turn almost any situation into a positive, eventually Moll Flanders wobbles, but she never falls down 3 How the book highlighted the difficult positions a woman could be left in during this period as a result of, for example, becoming widowed with children, not having a husband family to support her, having illegitimate children, or being married and thus all personal property legally belonging to the husband, who might fritter it away3 things I did not like about this book 1 The disregard for Moll s children OK, I can understand her doing her best to forget them when she s in a very difficult situation The second time round in Virginia, for example, she doesn t ask after the other child she had left there She overdoes the loving mother bit a touch right at the end when she re meets her son in Virginia, and you d think in this mood she would be minded to say something about that son s brother or sister she left behind Similarly, at one point she comments on going back to the place she left her two children by Robin, and finds out about and reports back on the fate of his parents, brother, and sister but not a word about the two children 2 It was skillfully wri...


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    The Fortunes Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders c.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 dies a Penitent Written from her own Memorandums Original title page for Moll FlandersThe character of Moll Flanders has traditionally baffled critics.Is she an ironic character Is she truly penitent How may her inconsistencies be justified Critics have asserted there is irony in Moll Flanders but it is not in the book that is, we as readers may appreciate irony in Moll s character but Defoe does not provide it What may be easier to demonstrate, then, is that Defoe s attitude toward Moll is consistent, even if Moll herself, ironically or otherwise, is not James 203 Whatever the critics propose, for readers, Moll emerges as irascible, vibrant, and wonderfully complex Moll also shows the limited choices for a woman of her time Moll Flanders, as the description from Defoe s original title page suggests, is a novel written in the confessional mode As readers of this type of work, our role is akin to that of a priest we listen to the c...


  8. says:

    Women You need to read this book Armchair Historians You need to read this book Forensic Sociologists You need to read this book Moll Flanders is, I think, a rare look at the treatment and disposition of lower class women in Britain in the early 1700s what they thought, how they comported, and their daily interactions, no matter how insignificant What makes it a rare exposition Fiction ofttimes captures the mood and milieu of a people and their condition far accurately and with much meaning than sterile government reporting and historian interpretations thereof And this book is a snapshot of the then current state of low income conditions instead of a retroactive screed or a future prediction Daniel Defoe is regarded by those crazy Wikipedians as one of the most prolific of all British writers, and he is certainly one of the best at cataloging daily life His fiction portrayed Everyman or Everywoman in this case It s a welcome relief to fiction of the Royal Court its seneschals, courtiers, gallery, entourage, baggage, its rarefied air that was so common among his literary peers Defoe s main character, Moll, is a...


  9. says:

    When I was younger, I was a smart girl but not smart enough to get a full scholarship to college My parents were poor, so any help from them was out of the question I knew I had to make it on my own So, I worked three jobs during my freshman year I worked at White Castle, I typed stuff for attorneys, and I did another job that I have never told anyone about until now I was Mrs Claus I worked for a company that had dozens of Mrs Clauses who would call children during the holiday season I got an email telling me who to call and when, and I called those little stinky spoiled children and talked to them about Santa s reindeer I hated every minute of it, but it paid the bills, so I called those little fuckers like it was nobody s business Making a living isn t easy, and Moll Flanders knew that This woman did some stuff to make ends meet that took some guts She was a prostitute and a pick pocket She dated men and married men and slept with men who she thought could help her She was tough, and she was dedicated Moll was not going to starve Hell no, she was going to be the best prostitute pick pocket in the world I admire that in a perverse way On the one hand, it is hard to believe that a novel about an independent woman trying to survive was written in 1722 It is one of the first novels ever written, actually On the other hand, the structure o...


  10. says:

    Hmmm, I gave this only 4 stars just a couple months ago, when I read it on my Kindle Either I changed my mind, and it s really a 5 star, or perhaps the x factor is the narration by Virginia Leishman.She s very good I enjoyed very much my re read via listening to this audiobook CD.There was also a male narrator at the end, but I don t see his name on the packaging for the CD book Interestingly, they included the Author s Preface at the end The male narrator read that, and also the summary Defoe gives, at the very end of the book The rest was narrated by Ms Leishman.I had also checked out some physical books from the library to read along with the Audio, but I didn t read along I did read the extras in each of the three volumes after They were good I ll put in a separate review for those later, probably Edit they were ...

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