The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

Daniel DEFOE (c.1660 - 1731)

Defoe wrote this novel after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated. - Defoe's Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll. The full title of the novel tells part of its story: "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. 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." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Denny Sayers
00:15:06
Play 02 My true name is so well known... miette
00:28:32
Play 03 Thus far I have had a smooth story to tell... Nocturna
00:23:15
Play 04 But things did not end here... Nocturna
00:31:22
Play 05 I was reduced very low indeed... JemmaBlythe
00:41:14
Play 06 I loved the company indeed of men of mirth... JemmaBlythe
00:40:06
Play 07 But I come now to my own case... Kristin LeMoine
00:30:03
Play 08 I was now the most unhappy of all women... Chip
00:42:17
Play 09 When I parted with my brother... Elizabeth Palmer
00:25:18
Play 10 We lived thus near two years... miette
00:29:29
Play 11 I was now a single person again... Nikolle Doolin
00:27:38
Play 12 I came the next evening... Nikolle Doolin
00:34:25
Play 13 He rose before me in the morning... Nikolle Doolin
00:45:39
Play 14 While I was here, and before I was brought to bed... Nikolle Doolin
00:40:52
Play 15 The first sensible reflect I made... Nikolle Doolin
00:54:10
Play 16 My comrade, having the brand of an old offender... JemmaBlythe
00:36:53
Play 17 With all these fine compliments we parted... chriss the girl
00:38:18
Play 18 I had dressed myself up in a very mean habit... chriss the girl
00:29:13
Play 19 It was not long after the affair with the mercer... Kirsten Ferreri
00:28:35
Play 20 I was now returned to London... Kirsten Ferreri
00:35:43
Play 21 In the meantime my poor distressed governess... JemmaBlythe
00:43:26
Play 22 I must return to my own case... JemmaBlythe
00:40:40
Play 23 Here was a perplexity... JemmaBlythe
00:49:51