Fun Facts Friday: Moll Flanders
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / January 27, 2012

This day in 1722 the novel The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe was published. As with all great novels there is a great story behind it. Scarlet Woman Moll Flanders keyhole paper sculpture red by ScathinglyBrilliant Great price on this book in paper or elec­tronic for­mat through the Man of la Book Affil­i­ate Account More Books by Daniel Defoe 1 ) The novel’s full title is The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c. Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu’d Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times 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. Written from her own Memorandums. 2 ) Defoe, a prolific writer, published two manuals on… good living before writing the novel. The Family Instructor and Religious Courtship. 3 ) After the success of Moll Flanders Defoe published another manual titled Conjugal Lewdness or Matrimonial Whoredom, a Treatise concerning the use and abuse of the Marriage Bed (with a title like that, I’d like to read it). 4 )…

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