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  • Daniel Defoe
  • English
  • 15 May 2017
  • 9781853260735

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Daniel Defoe ☆ 9 Free read Summary Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Daniel Defoe The Fortunes and 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 Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub The Fortunes Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders aka Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe first published in 1722 It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll detailing her exploits from birth until ol. 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 Oroonouoo 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 ueen Anne and King George THE FIRST this style of tale telling was new there was hardly an one before Crusoe and so it was called novel meaning a NEW THING So to come now to Mistress Moll it was no meer nothing that an entertainment should be found in the detailled moral conundrums that this woman was got into at so many times and what she herself made of them and how she justifyed them and so forth Each twist of FATE is to be chewed over mightily for page upon page until Mistress Moll s jaws may shurely have begun twingeing Ponder ponder ponder so goes she And then ponder ponder ponder But on occasion Moll will come forth with such a line as this It is but here and there that a Man is to be Found who is fit for a Woman to Venture uponIn regards to the NOVEL may we say this I wonder That by the time the 4th or 5th child has begun walking and talking it is not such a Phenomenon indeed may you look back and shake your Head at the great wonder you did make of the first that did so

Summary Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Daniel DefoeThe Fortunes and 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

Daniel Defoe ☆ 9 Free read Summary Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Daniel Defoe The Fortunes and 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 Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub D ageBy 1721 Defoe had become a recognised 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 Ro. 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 hoping to snare another husband Husband Two is wealthy but uickly bankrupts himself and does a runner to France leaving Moll with some fond memories and an empty bank accountSwiftly moving on to husband number three there is some exciting foreign travel followed by an unfortunate bought of incest well the world was a lot smaller in those days Potential husband number four never comes through with the goods which brings Moll to potential husband number five Number five is a slow mover and is put on the back burner while Number six is sought out to fill the hole pun intended in the interim Number six turns out to be an even bigger con artist than Moll and hi jinx ensue when they both think the other is looted Nine children later and six husbands down Moll is still far from living the high life and resorts to meaner crimes than seduction in order to fill her purse You can imagine that a life like this is probably going to be less than kind on a lady s general appearance but Moll still seems to pull in the gentlemen Perhaps bawdiness is a virtue in its own rightA brilliant alternative classic tale with an unusual and bold heroine who is not chaste girly or prim A refreshing antidote to the later ladies of the Austen school of writing Moll Flanders would kick Elizabeth Bennet s ass any day of the week

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Daniel Defoe ☆ 9 Free read Summary Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Daniel Defoe The Fortunes and 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 Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Bert Walpole was beginning his rise Defoe was never fully at home with the Walpole group Defoe's Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll The novel's full title gives some insight into this and the outline of the plot. The Fortunes Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders cWho 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 criticsIs 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 confessions and tacitly provide understanding or forgiveness To elicit our sympathy Defoe places Moll in an environment not only hostile but enticing a world he would have us believe that tempts and lures an otherwise virtuous individual into a life of crime Moll s world ostensibly mimetic is really portrayed with great selectivity Many characters even those as important as her first lover are not even named settings are often depicted as just a house or the street What does loom large on Moll s horizon is money Again and again Moll focuses on money and the material early on she defines herself in terms of her net worthMoll s indoctrination into a materialistic world starts in childhood Orphaned Moll is raised by an elderly woman who feels amused pity for Moll s desires to become a gentlewoman and let Molls live with her rather than go into service The ladies of the town curious about the little gentlewoman visit her and soon begin to give Moll gifts of money and fine clothes When Moll s elderly guardian dies one of the families that had shown an interest in Moll takes her into their home Though poor Moll describes how she receives an education euivalent to that of a gentlewoman By a twist in circumstances Moll gets an early taste of genteel living 9 far above her actual station Although Moll describes herself initially as very sober modest and virtuous 12 she is led into a liaison with the eldest brother in the household His dominance soon takes hold and Moll describes his tactics in terms of lures he began with that unhappy snare to all women viz taking notice upon all occasions how pretty I was or After he had thus baited his hook 13 Though Moll admits her strong passion for the elder brother her stronger passion soon becomes clear After an initial episode of kissing the brother gives Moll money Moll s reaction is telling I was confused with the money than I was before with the love and began to be so elevated that I scarce knew the ground I stood on 17 On a subseuent occasion he gives Moll a handful of gold 18 and its glittering reality becomes the dominant image in Moll s landscape As for the gold I spent whole hours in looking upon it I told and yes this is the right word the guineas over and over a thousand times a day 19 To gain Moll s complete surrender the brother offers her a silk purse with a hundred guineas in it and the promise of one hundred guineas annually until he marries her With irony intended or unintended Moll s passion and greed gain eual footing My colour came and went at the sight of the purse and with the fire of the proposal together 22 and Moll succumbs to his advancesSignificantly money and attendant material possessions are foregrounded while the rest of Moll s setting recedes into the background The elder brother as we could predict does not marry Moll and her reluctant marriage to the younger brother done only out of financial necessity receives a rapid narration Molls tells us there is little worth describing I lived with this husband only to observe that I had two children by him and that at the end of five years he died 51 Typically Moll assesses her present situation in terms of money a description graphic and several lines longer than that of her five years of marriageMoll s early adventures set up her pattern of behavior Despite her professed good intentions when push comes to shove Moll consistently acts out of self interest Moll s hostile world tempts her with material gain she succumbs eventually has some type of downfall and then defines her outcome in terms of her current net worth Moll s patterned conduct puts the reader in an interesting situation Moll may momentarily hesitate and try to rationalize a forthcoming seduction or theft but we never doubt the outcomeHowever in a society that would otherwise provide little choice for an unattached woman Moll s ability to silence any internal ualms greatly increases her freedom of movement While we might find her attempts at rationalization or short fits of morality funny Moll Flanders is a complex character Ultimately she is not simply funny nor simply tragic but fully realized and euipped with powers of resourcefulness and self preservation that might have been admired in a man