Section 1 Moll's childhood Summary Moll Flanders which is not her true name, she tells us is born in Newgate prison to a mother who is a convicted felon. Her mother had "pleaded her Belly," and so was granted a reprieve until her child was born. When Moll is six months old, her mother is transported to America as punishment for her crime, leaving her infant daughter "a poor desolate Girl without Friends, without Cloaths, without Help or Helper in the World. She separates herself from the gypsies in Colchester, where she is taken up by the town magistrates as a charity case.
Sep 10, Shovelmonkey1 rated it really liked it Recommends it for: For those of you not up on your ye olde Englishness, bawdy is a general term for something which is lewd, obscene and lascivious. Social services were not around to step in, help you into a small flat and give you advice about being a job seeker.
London was not a pretty place to be and no one can blame Moll for trying to make the best of a bad situation. And try she does, although this mainly involves going through husbands faster than Elizabeth Taylor.
Husband One dies an early death and leaves her with small children to care for. She leaves them tucked up at home and heads out onto the street to begin a career as an artful con-woman hoping to snare another husband.
Husband Two is wealthy but quickly bankrupts himself and does a runner to France leaving Moll with some fond memories and an empty bank account.
Swiftly moving on to husband number three, there is some exciting foreign travel followed by an unfortunate bought of incest well, the world was a lot smaller in those days. Potential husband number four never comes through with the goods which brings Moll to potential husband number five.
Number five is a slow mover and is put on the back-burner while Number six is sought out to fill the hole pun intended in the interim. Number six turns out to be an even bigger con-artist than Moll and hi-jinx ensue when they both think the other is looted.
Nine children later and six husbands down Moll is still far from living the high life and resorts to meaner crimes than seduction in order to fill her purse.
Perhaps bawdiness is a virtue in its own right. A brilliant alternative classic tale with an unusual and bold heroine who is not chaste, girly or prim. A refreshing antidote to the later ladies of the Austen school of writing.Heroine Moll Flanders.
Moll Flanders in Daniel Defoe’s novel is portrayed as a witty feminine heroine of survival and an innocent fallen angel of circumstance, rather than the vile and cruel criminals in factual materials in the 18th century. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (commonly known simply as Moll Flanders) is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age.
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