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Introduction, Moll Flanders
Описание:It is the tale of``the Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, 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. `Racy, ironic, rich in realistic sociological detail, it is also a romance, with Moll in her quest for a familial paradise itscharmed heroine. This edition is based on the first edition, probably the only one for which Defoe was responsible.