The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
by Daniel Defoe
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The volume contains at the end 7 unnambered pages with maps.

Born in Newgate prison and abandoned six months later, Moll's drive to find and hold on to a secure place in society propels her through incest, adultery, bigamy, prostitution and a resourceful career as a thief ('the greatest Artist of my

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A society driven by riches
"My course of life for forty years had been a horrid complication of wickedness, whoredom, adultery, incest, lying, theft; and in a word, everything but murder and treason had been my practice."

That quote sums up the whole novel. Defoe shows a woman who is so terrified by poverty, that she goes from a series of marriages and then becomes a pickpocket in order to provide for herself. An interesting character study with an entertaining plot.