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Riassunto: Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders 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. The story of Moll Flanders vividly illustrates Defoe’s themes of social mobility and predestination, sin, redemption and reward.
This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the 1721 edition printed by Chetwood in London, the only edition approved by Defoe.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Review: The recent adaptation of Moll Flanders for Masterpiece Theater is a book-lover's dream: the dialogue and scene arrangement are close enough to allow the viewer to follow along in the book. The liberties taken with the tale are few (some years of childhood between the gypsies and the wealthy family are elided; Moll is Moll throughout the tale, rather than Mrs. Betty; Robert becomes Rowland, etc.) and the sets avoid the careless anachronism of the movie version released earlier this year.
The breasts, raised skirts, tumbling hair and heavy breathing on the small screen might catch you by surprise if you don't read the book carefully (as might Moll's abandonment of her children on more than one occasion). Unlike his near-contemporary John Cleland (_Fanny Hill_), Defoe was trying to keep out of jail, and so didn't dwell on the details of "correspondence" between Moll and her varied lovers. But on the page and on the screen, Moll comes across quite clearly as a woman who might bend, but refuses to break, and who is intent on having as good a life as she can get.
E. M. Forster in Aspects of the Novel considers Moll and her creator's art in some detail. While he finds much to criticize in Defoe's ability to plot (where did those last two children go, anyway?), he is as besotted with Moll as I am. Immoral? Sure -- but immortal, and never, ever dull. We hope at least a few of the viewers of the recent adaptation take a couple hours to discover the original, inimitable Moll Flanders.
Titolo: Moll Flanders (Everyman Paperbacks)
Casa editrice: J M Dent & Sons Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1982
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1982. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP79595534
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Condition is commensurate with age. Pages tanned. Previous owner's inscription/signature inside cover. Codice libro della libreria mon0000731611
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1982. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Codice libro della libreria mon0002604575
Descrizione libro J M Dent & Sons Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0460118374I5N00
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR003440583
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria FPS0460118374G
Descrizione libro Everyman, London, 1982. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. Fifth Edition OR LATER. with 295pp , good condition. PAPERBACK, NO DUST JACKET, NO MARKINGS, GOOD CONDITION, SPLENDID VALUE . Size: 7 x 4.5 Inches, 20 x 13 Cms. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria HAM/366
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97804601183784.0