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Published: 10 February 2011

384 Pages | 3 maps


ISBN: 9780192805355

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Moll Flanders

New Edition

Daniel Defoe
Edited by G. A. Starr and Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Linda Bree

Oxford World's Classics

  • The supposed autobiography of its heroine, Moll Flanders tells the astonishing story of a woman on the make, using fair means and foul to survive in eighteenth-century London.
  • A key work in the development of the novel, this new edition offers a critically edited text and a wide-ranging introduction.
  • The introduction looks at the circumstances out of which the novel grew, its strengths and weaknesses as fiction, its reception and influence and the social and cultural issues examined in the novel, including the position of women, the role of religion and providence, and the questionable relationship between crime and its punishments.
  • Comprehensive notes clarify meanings, allustions, and other references, and note changes between the later editions of the text.
  • Includes a glossary, and a note on money.
  • Maps of England, London, and the American colonies.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by Linda Bree, providing a fuller historical context and critical discussion.
  • Up-to-date bibliography.
  • New chronology of the author.
  • New notes, drawing on scholarship of the last 39 years, since the previous edition.
  • Glossary, note on money, maps.
  • Reset text.

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