The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
by Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2008
Number of pages: 304
Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, the book 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.
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by Daniel Defoe - Pennsylvania State University
This book is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time, it will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. If you enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Daniel Defoe is highly recommended.
by Daniel Defoe - E. Nutt
Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, the book walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage.
by Daniel Defoe - Seeley, Service & Co. Limited
Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. 24 years later he confronts another human being.
by Daniel Defoe - W. Scott
This novel was partly inspired by the exploits of English pirate Henry Every. The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea.