Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

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Defoe wrote this novel after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized
as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due
to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated. - Defoe's Whig views are
nevertheless evident in the story of Moll. The full title of the novel tells part of its story: "The Fortunes and
Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd ...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    Preface
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    My true name is so well known
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  3. 03
    Thus far I have had a smooth
    story to tell
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