Moll Flanders / Edition 1

Moll Flanders / Edition 1

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by Daniel Defoe
     
 

"Born to a petty thief in London's notorious Newgate prison and determined to make her way in a rapacious and materialistic society, Moll Flanders recounts the "fortunes and misfortunes" of her turbulent life in this 1722 novel. Though Moll Flanders was shaped by the conventions of criminal biography, Defoe also drew on other literary traditions and his own rich… See more details below

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"Born to a petty thief in London's notorious Newgate prison and determined to make her way in a rapacious and materialistic society, Moll Flanders recounts the "fortunes and misfortunes" of her turbulent life in this 1722 novel. Though Moll Flanders was shaped by the conventions of criminal biography, Defoe also drew on other literary traditions and his own rich background to create a remarkably original - and still controversial - work." In addition to a critical introduction and substantial footnotes, this Broadview edition provides a wide range of writings by Defoe as well as contemporary responses to Moll Flanders. Other appendices include a selection of eighteenth-century writings on crime, prisons, and the Virginia colony.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114514
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
02/23/2005
Series:
Broadview Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Daniel Defoe: A Brief Chronology
Defoe's Times: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
Moll Flanders
Appendix A: Related Writings by Defoe
1. From An Essay upon Projects (1697)
2. From the Review (19 February 1704-11 June 1713)
3. From Applebee’s Journal (25 June 1720-14 May 1726)
4. From Colonel Jack (1722)
5. From Roxana (1724)
6. From A Tour thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724-27)
7. From Conjugal Lewdness; Or, Matrimonial Whoredom (1727)
8. From An Essay on the History and Reality of Apparations (1727)
9. From Street-Robberies, Consider’d [1728]
Appendix B: Related Works by Other Writers
1. From Hell upon Earth (1703)
2. Paul Lorrain, The Ordinary of Newgate (1709)
3. From A Discourse and View of Virginia (1712)
4. From Alexander Smith, The History of the Lives, of the Most Noted Highway-Men (1714)
5. From The History of the Press-Yard (1717)
6. Jonathan Swift, The Last Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezor Smith (1722)
7. From An Essay in Praise of Knavery (1723)
8. From T. Read, The Life and Actions of Moll Flanders [c. 1723]
9. From An Accurate Description of Newgate (1724)
10. From The Matchless Rogue (1725)
Appendix C: Defoe and Moll Flanders: Eighteenth-Century Views
1. From The True-Born Hugonot, &c. A Satyr (1703)
2. From Jonathan Swift, A Letter Concerning the Sacramental Test (1709)
3. From Jonathan Swift, the Examiner (16 November 1710)
4. From John Gay, The Present State of Wit (1711)
5. From Joseph Addison, The Late Trial and Conviction of Count Tariff (1713)
6. From Charles Gildon, Preface to The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Mr. D.... De F.... (1719)
7. From Giles Jacob, The Poetical Register (1723)
8. From The Flying Post (1 March 1729)
9. From Alexander Pope, The Dunciad Variorum (1729)
10. From Richard Savage (?), An Author to be Lett (1729)
11. From the Grub-street Journal (29 April 1731)
12. From Read’s Weekly Journal (1 May 1731)
13. From a Conversation with Alexander Pope (1742)
14. From Theophilus Cibber, Lives of the Poets (1753)
15. From the Monthly Review (March 1775)
16. From James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1778)
17. From George Chalmers, The Life of Defoe (1786)
18. From the Monthly Review (December 1787)
19. From the Monthly Review (December 1790)
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