The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Illustrated)

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders tells the story of the fall and eventual redemption of a lone woman in 17th-century England. It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. The titular heroine appears as a whore, bigamist, and thief, lives in The Mint, commits adultery and incest, and yet manages to retain the reader's sympathy. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. He was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural.


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Daniel Defoe, an esteemed English novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist, was born around 1660 and is best known for his significant contribution to the early development of the English novel. Defoe's range of writing extends beyond fiction to a wealth of political and religious pamphlets, reflecting his deep involvement in the issues of his time. Amidst his diverse literary oeuvre, 'The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (Illustrated)' stands out as a landmark work. The novel offers a vivid portrayal of a woman's life in the 17th century, navigating through her various travails and quests for survival. Defoe's Moll Flanders explores themes such as redemption and societal norms, underlining his pioneering use of realism, which was instrumental in shaping the novel as a literary form. Much of Defoe's writing, including Moll Flanders, is marked by detailed firsthand observations, a journalistic detail that lays the framework for his narrative style. His characters often journey through the complexities of morality, the law, and socio-economic circumstances, a testament to his ability to weave richly textured stories that resonate to this day. Moreover, Defoe's innovation in narrative form, particularly the use of first-person perspective and the integration of realistic fictional memoirs, has cemented his reputation as a forerunner in the evolution of the modern novel.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 377 Pages

Filesize: 1.1 MB

ISBN: 8596547748489

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