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BeschreibungDaniel Defoe¿s fictional heroine Moll Flanders is famous for her criminal and sexual adventures, racily portrayed on big and small screens. But who was she? And what world did she really inhabit? To answer these questions Moll takes its readers on a journey of literary and historical detection, across continents, cultures and centuries. Following Moll¿s tumultuous life, the story moves from Jacobean England to Jamestown, Virginia; from the English Civil War to the struggles of the Powhatan Indians; from the English Restoration to Maryland¿s slave-worked tobacco farms; and from the metropolis of London to the hamlet of Annapolis in the early eighteenth century.Siân Rees introduces us to real-life versions of Moll¿s mother, her amoral ¿governess¿, her many husbands and lovers ¿ and Moll herself. These include Moll Cutpurse: thief, receiver, procuress and gangmaster; Mary Moders, known as the ¿Kentish Moll¿ or the ¿German Princess¿, who played a distressed noblewoman to hook rich men; and Moll King, a London thief reprieved from death to be transported as a convict to the Virginian plantations. Combining meticulously researched tales of London¿s underworld with the little-known story of penal transportation to America, Moll is as fast-moving and rich in incident as Defoe¿s great novel.
PressestimmenWhat Rees does in this engaging book is to give us the extra historical information we need to create a richer context for Moll's story Guardian Lively and bracing...With Rees's companionship, I finally see the point of Moll The Times Rees is adept at describing such real-life individuals whose exploits may have contributed something to the adventures of Defoe's fictional character...an engaging enough companion Sunday Times Ably and entertainingly Rees pictures Moll's world of Stuart London. She traces the sources of her remarkable story and the overlaps between Defoe's life and that of his heroine. This is a readable, informative and colourful account Daily Express Rees is a lucid, intelligent guide Sunday Herald
Untertitel: The Life and Times of Moll Flanders. EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2011
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM