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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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.