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Book Moll Flanders Illustrated

    Book Details:
  • Author : Daniel Defoe
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2021-01-22
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 414 pages

Download or read book Moll Flanders Illustrated written by Daniel Defoe and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2021-01-22 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722. It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age.By 1721, Defoe had become a recognised 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; Robert Walpole was beginning his rise, and Defoe was never fully at home with the Walpole group. Defoe's Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll, and the novel's full title gives some insight into this and the outline of the plot"

Book The Beggar s Opera and Polly

Download or read book The Beggar s Opera and Polly written by John Gay and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2013-05-09 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.' With The Beggar's Opera (1728), John Gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved popular tunes, and a story of crime and betrayal set in the urban underworld of prostitutes and thieves was an overnight sensation. Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum have become famous well beyond the confines of Gay's original play, and in its sequel, Polly, banned in Gay's lifetime, their adventures continue in the West Indies. With a cross-dressing heroine and a cast of female adventurers, pirates, Indian princes, rebel slaves, and rapacious landowners, Polly lays bare a culture in which all human relationships are reduced to commercial transactions. Raucous, lyrical, witty, ironic and tragic by turns, The Beggar's Opera and Polly - published together here for the first time - offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Book Moll

    Book Details:
  • Author : Siân Rees
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-07-07
  • ISBN : 1409040119
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read book Moll written by Siân Rees and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-07-07 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daniel Defoe's fictional heroine Moll Flanders is famous for her criminal and sexual adventures, racily portrayed n big and small screen romps as bawdy wench, fallen woman and proto-feminist trailblazer. But who was she? And what world did she really inhabit? To answer these questions Sian Rees takes her readers on a journey of literary and historical detection, across continents, cultures and centuries. Following Moll's tumultuous life, the story moves from Jacobean England to Jamestown, Virginia; from the English Civil War to the struggles of the Powhatan Indians; and from the metropolis of London to the hamlet of Annapolis in the early eighteenth century. Introducing us to a rogues' gallery of real-life versions of Moll, it is as fast-moving and rich in incident as Defoe's great novel.

Book I Know that You Know that I Know

Download or read book I Know that You Know that I Know written by George Butte and published by Ohio State University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CD contains PDF of the text of the entire book.

Book Moll Flanders

    Book Details:
  • Author : Daniel Defoe
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1989-10-03
  • ISBN : 1101199709
  • Pages : 541 pages

Download or read book Moll Flanders written by Daniel Defoe and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1989-10-03 with total page 541 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’ Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life. She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour—and enough guile that the reader is left uncertain whether she is ultimately a redeemed sinner or a successful opportunist. Based on the first edition of 1722, this volume includes a chronology, notes on currency and maps of London and Virginia in the late seventeenth century.

Book Women  Crime  and Character

Download or read book Women Crime and Character written by Nicola Lacey and published by Clarendon Law Lectures. This book was released on 2008-07-31 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book draws on law, literature, philosophy and social history to explore fundamental changes in ideas of selfhood, gender and social order in 18th and 19th Century England. Lacey argues that these changes underpinned a radical shift in mechanisms of responsibility-attribution, with decisive implications for the criminalisation of women.

Book Island Dreams

    Book Details:
  • Author : Gavin Francis
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2020-10-01
  • ISBN : 1786898195
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read book Island Dreams written by Gavin Francis and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2020-10-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR In Island Dreams, Gavin Francis examines our collective fascination with islands. He blends stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, shedding new light on the importance of islands and isolation in our collective consciousness. Comparing the life of freedom of thirty years of extraordinary travel from the Faroe Islands to the Aegean, from the Galapagos to the Andaman Islands with a life of responsibility as a doctor, community member and parent approaching middle age, Island Dreams riffs on the twinned poles of rest and motion, independence and attachment, never more relevant than in today’s perennially connected world. Illustrated with maps throughout, this is a celebration of human adventures in the world and within our minds.

Book Moll Flanders

    Book Details:
  • Author : Gregory Durston
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Moll Flanders written by Gregory Durston and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

Download or read book The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders written by Daniel Defoe and published by First Avenue Editions ™. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Life hasn't been generous to Moll Flanders. Moll's mother is in prison, so Moll is raised by a kind widow. As a teenager, Moll is seduced by the widow's oldest son, but he convinces her to marry his brother instead. This first husband dies a few years after, leaving Moll and her children without support. From that day on, Moll embarks on a quest to find a man with money. Instead, a series of failed marriages, assorted children, and poverty force Moll into a life of crime. Later imprisoned and without prospects, Moll discovers repentance may be the only thing that can save her and give her the life she has been seeking. English novelist Daniel Defoe published this classic book in 1722; it is presented here in its unabridged form.

Book Little Worlds

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter Guthrie
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 1985-12
  • ISBN : 9780883341841
  • Pages : 292 pages

Download or read book Little Worlds written by Peter Guthrie and published by Longman Publishing Group. This book was released on 1985-12 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Defoe s America

Download or read book Defoe s America written by Dennis Todd and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-07-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Americas appear as an evocative setting in more than half of Daniel Defoe's novels, and often offer a new beginning for his characters. In the first full-length study of Defoe and colonialism, Dennis Todd explores why the New World loomed so large in Defoe's imagination. By focusing on the historical contexts that informed Defoe's depiction of American Indians, African slaves, and white indentured servants, Dennis Todd investigates the colonial assumptions that shaped his novels and, at the same time, uncovers how Defoe used details of the American experience in complex, often figurative ways to explore the psychological bases of the profound conversions and transformations that his heroes and heroines undergo. And by examining what Defoe knew and did not know about America, what he falsely believed and what he knowingly falsified, Defoe's America probes the doubts, hesitancies, and contradictions he had about the colonial project he so fervently promoted.

Book Rogues and Early Modern English Culture

Download or read book Rogues and Early Modern English Culture written by Craig Dionne and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2004-04-07 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A definitive collection of critical essays on the literary and cultural impact of the early modern rogue

Book Memoirs of Fanny Hill and Moll Flanders

Download or read book Memoirs of Fanny Hill and Moll Flanders written by John Cleland Daniel Defoe and published by . This book was released on 2016-04-25 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs Of Fanny Hill & Moll FlandersBy John Cleland & Daniel Defoe

Book The Cambridge Companion to Daniel Defoe

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Daniel Defoe written by John Richetti and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-01-15 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daniel Defoe had an eventful and adventurous life as a merchant, politician, spy and literary hack. He is one of the eighteenth century's most lively, innovative and important authors, famous not only for his novels, including Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana, but for his extensive work in journalism, political polemic and conduct guides, and for his pioneering 'Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain'. This volume surveys the wide range of Defoe's fiction and non-fiction, and assesses his importance as writer and thinker. Leading scholars discuss key issues in Defoe's novels, and show how the man who was once pilloried for his writings emerges now as a key figure in the literature and culture of the early eighteenth century.

Book We are Your Sons

Download or read book We are Your Sons written by Robert Meeropol and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Moll Flanders

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paula R. Backscheider
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 144 pages

Download or read book Moll Flanders written by Paula R. Backscheider and published by Macmillan Reference USA. This book was released on 1990 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Composed in the wake of Defoe's newfound literary success, Moll Flanders tells the story of an eighteenth century woman who takes fate into her own hands by developing her skills as a thief and con artist. Traveling back and forth between England and the United States (or from one con to another), Moll's story rejects the antiquated notion of female dependence and demonstrates the full potential of a woman's endurance and autonomy.

Book The Rise of the Novel

Download or read book The Rise of the Novel written by Ian Watt and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2001-06 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A classic description of the interworkings of social conditions changing attitudes, and literary practices during the period when the novel emerged as the dominant literary form of the individualist era.