Moll Flanders Author:Daniel Defoe Defoe's Moll Flanders followed by three years the publication of his ageless masterpiece Robinson Cruesoe. Although cast in a different vein from its illustrious predecessors, Moll Flanders also ranks among the great English novels, a tribute to the inventiveness and versatility of the author. — Written in the form of a deceptively realistic aut... more »obiography, Moll Flanders relates with outspoken candor its heroine's bizarre fortunes. Moll's full and adventurous life embraces a gamut of human depravities that range from prostitution and adultery to bigamy and incest. With purpose and zeal she raises herself from poverty to riches, from obscurity to notoriety-finally to expire, if not in the odor of sanctity, at least in the grace of penitence.
As a lusty, full-bodied and remarkably uninhibited romance Moll Flanders has few peers in the English language.« less