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Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe

One of the most determined, energetic, and lusty heroines in all of English literature, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders will do anything to avoid poverty. Born in Newgate Prison, she was for twelve years a whore, five times a wife (once to her own brother), twelve years a thief, and eight years a transported felon in Virginia before finally escaping from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society. She is as much a survivor and just as resourceful as Defoe's other great literary creation, Robinson Crusoe. Celebrated as "a masterpiece of characterization" by E. M. Forster, Moll Flanders is both a cunning examination of social mores and a hugely entertaining story filled with scandalous sexual and criminal adventures. In Moll, Defoe created a character of limitless interest, in spite of her unconcealed ethical shortcomings. Taking Moll through the echelons of eighteenth-century English society, Defoe seldom moralizes as he champions the personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance, and hard work-even when it takes the form of crime.

One of the most determined, energetic, and lusty heroines in all of English literature, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders will do anything to avoid poverty. Born in Newgate Prison, she was for twelve years a whore, five times a wife (once to her own brother), twelve years a thief, and eight years a transported felon in Virginia before finally escaping from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society. She is as much a survivor and just as resourceful as Defoe's other great literary creation, Robinson Crusoe. Celebrated as "a masterpiece of characterization" by E. M. Forster, Moll Flanders is both a cunning examination of social mores and a hugely entertaining story filled with scandalous sexual and criminal adventures. In Moll, Defoe created a character of limitless interest, in spite of her unconcealed ethical shortcomings. Taking Moll through the echelons of eighteenth-century English society, Defoe seldom moralizes as he champions the personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance, and hard work-even when it takes the form of crime.
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One of the most determined, energetic, and lusty heroines in all of English literature, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders will do anything to avoid poverty. Born in Newgate Prison, she was for twelve years a whore, five times a wife (once to her own brother), twelve years a thief, and eight years a transported felon in Virginia before finally escaping from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society. She is as much a survivor and just as resourceful as Defoe's other great literary creation, Robinson Crusoe. Celebrated as "a masterpiece of characterization" by E. M. Forster, Moll Flanders is both a cunning examination of social mores and a hugely entertaining story filled with scandalous sexual and criminal adventures. In Moll, Defoe created a character of limitless interest, in spite of her unconcealed ethical shortcomings. Taking Moll through the echelons of eighteenth-century English society, Defoe seldom moralizes as he champions the personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance, and hard work-even when it takes the form of crime.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

13h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

56:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

52:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

40:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

49:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:15