Title: Moll Flanders
Author: Daniel Defoe
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
The Life and Adventures in Crime of Moll Flanders. As told by Moll Flanders after she was exiled to America, made her fortune and came back to England as a rich socialite.
I can see why this was on the banned books list. Seduction of the innocent [Moll], crime sprees, incest and bigamy on a grand scale.
Now, as Moll writes, she is supposedly repented from her former life and is writing these memoirs as a warning to others. However, that is a load of crock. Moll is proud of what she has done, the stealing, the lying, the whoring, all of it. Every line written, every word used reflects Moll’s true attitude.
Nothing was ever graphic but there was never any doubt of the acts that Moll committed.
Defoe does a great job with his writing and I enjoyed this story, even as the story is not uplifting, inspiring or in anywise about anything good.