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January 27, 2014

Daniel Defoe & Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe    (1660 - 1731)

Daniel Defoe
(1660 – 1731)

By Steve King

On this day in 1722 Daniel Defoe published Moll Flanders — or, more exactly, “The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders &c who was born at Newgate, and during a Life of continued Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five time a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew rich, liv’d Honest, and died a Penitent.”

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