Friday, May 15, 2009

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

Product Description: Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her won way in life. she duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour and enough guile that the reader is left uncertain whether she is ultimately a redeemed sinner or a successful opportunist.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed listening to this story. It was originally published in 1772 and gave many details of life, customs, morals and traditions in those times. I felt sorry for Moll trapped as she was. It really was very compelling and I'm glad that I finally "read" it

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1 comment:

Jenne said...

i keep meaning to pick up this book. Thanks for reminding me!