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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Defoe Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Possibly the first novel in the English language, Moll Flanders is the fictional autobiography of a delightfully scandalous young female rogue. Born in Newgate Prison in seventeenth-century England, Moll is predestined to poverty and lawlessness, yet relentlessly driven to overcome her fate. Donning whatever mask suits her best in the moment, she appraises theft, prostitution, and bigamy only in terms of their profit potential, her indomitable will undaunted by her bad luck. Eventually, however, a moral sense begins to intrude.

Defoe creates a narrative that brilliantly commentates on morality and self-reliance within the period in which it is set.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "[One of the] few English novels which we can call indisputably great.”

    Virginia Woolf

  • “A masterpiece of characterization.”

    E. M. Forster

  • “Defoe’s excellence is to make me forget my specific class, character, and circumstances, and to raise me while I read him into the universal man.”

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • “Defoe’s characters…[seem] as real as if we saw them in a mirror that was so clear it was invisible.”

    Kenneth Rexroth 

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Carly | 2/20/2014

    " This is one of the first novels ever written. And that is about the most interesting thing about it. I recall very little about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angie | 2/19/2014

    " I want to teach this book so my students can see that people were the same 200 years ago as they are now. They enjoyed sexual scandal and notorious women. What a fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Huma Rashid | 2/17/2014

    " For "the first novel ever written," if we buy that claim, this book was absolutely hilarious. So entertaining! Moll's infuriating, though, but you kind of have to love her for her ridiculousness and awfulness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Krasimira | 2/17/2014

    " I loved this book! Moll's life is a series of fortunate and unfortunate events. I do not judge her, i liked her strength, her ability to adapt and her will to live! I wanted to know more about her other children though. So little was mentioned about them. But anyway, it's sad that few people have heard about this novel, most are familiar only with Robinson Crusoe. It's a light reading and I recommend it to all who like adventures! "

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