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Mandy J, Reviewer

Last updated on 29 Dec 2017

I Recommend This Book


This engaging and well-written book is a happy combination of literary criticism and a study of Defoe’s novel Moll Flanders, a fictional biography of Moll herself, a biography of Defoe and a well-researched work of social history. The writing is clear and accessible, academic enough for the more scholarly reader but not so detailed that the general reader can’t enjoy it as well. It gives the historical background to Moll’s adventures, thus putting her life into its historical context, and makes reading the novel a much more rewarding experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and recommend it wholeheartedly, whether your interest is in history, literature or both.

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