Moll Flanders

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These are the fortunes and misfortunes of Moll Flanders: born in Newgate Prison, twelve years a prostitute, five times a wife (once to her own brother), twelve years a thief and eight years a transported felon in Her Majesty's colony of Virginia. Daniel Defoe's rollicking tale presents life in the prisons, alleyways and underworlds of eighteenth-century London, and gives us Moll - scandalous, unscrupulous and utterly irresistible.
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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE PIRATES – A Detailed Account of the Robberies and Exploits of the Most Notorious Pirates: 4 Books in One Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A General History of the Pirates contains biographies of early 18th century pirates, which was influential in shaping popular conceptions of pirates. It is the prime source for the biographies of many well-known pirates and the author sticks close to the available sources. The History of the Pirates is a sequel to A General History of the Pyrates and it is considered one of Defoe’s most remarkable neglected works. In this volume Defoe records the exploits of pirates who lived a few decades earlier. The book has been hugely influential in shaping popular notions of piracy. The King of Pirates is supposed to be an account of the pirate Henry Avery, known by contemporaries as “The Arch Pirate" and "The King of Pirates", and widely believed stories of Avery's pirate republic. Avery’s account is presented in two long letters written by himself, one in Madagascar, and the other during the escape. The Pirate Gow is an account of John Gow, a notorious pirate whose short career was immortalized by Defoe. Gow had a successful career as a pirate around the Iberian Peninsula, but he was captured and hanged in London. Gow also served as the model for Captain Cleveland in Sir Walter Scott's novel The Pirate. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), was an English writer, journalist, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, and he is considered one of the founders of the English novel.
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Publisher
Random House
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Published on
May 25, 2010
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781407073422
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
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Famed for his enduring fictional masterpieces Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe also possessed considerable expertise in maritime affairs. As a commission merchant, importer, shipowner, and an active journalist who reported "ship news" and interviewed surviving pirates, Defoe achieved a high degree of authority on the subject of buccaneers. His knowledge was such that his book, A General History of the Pyrates, remains the major source of information about piracy in the first quarter of the 18th century.
Reprinted here in its entirety, this fascinating history abounds in tales of flamboyant outlaws and their bloody deeds: Captain Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard; Captain William Kidd, whose trial and execution created a sensation throughout London and the world; Bartholomew Roberts, one of the most successful pirates of the era, whose crews captured an estimated 400 prizes in three years; Mary Read and Anne Bonny, who disguised themselves as men to sail under the Jolly Roger with the ill-fated Captain John Rackham; and many more.
An engrossing blend of fact and fiction — incorporating Defoe's celebrated flair for journalistic detail — these lively tales of seafaring rogues and rascals and their ill-gotten gains will captivate armchair sailors, maritime enthusiasts and any lover of adventure on the high seas. This unique work has been edited by noted scholar Manuel Schonhorn, who has also supplied a provocative Postscript to the Dover Edition offering insights into the vast popularity of this subject in today's theater, movies, TV specials, magazine articles, lavish books, and maritime exhibitions. In an added "Note on the Author and the Text," Professor Schonhorn also examines the arguments for and against Defoe's very authorship of this important book.
Widely regarded as the Father of the Novel, Daniel Defoe is a paramount literary figure, who deserves a place in all digital libraries. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the complete FICTIONAL works, with a wide range of non-fiction works too. (Current version: 1)
Features:
* concise introductions to the novels and other works
* images of how the pamphlets first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the original texts
* the complete novels and shorter fiction
* ROBINSON CRUSOE and other novels are fully illustrated
* packed full of images relating to Defoes life, works, places and film adaptations
* EVEN includes Defoes poetry and travel works
* includes all three volumes of Defoes enormous travel work A TOUR THRO THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN
* rare pamphlets and essays
* features the BONUS text of William Mintos biography of Defoe explore the writers literary world!
* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Defoes immense oeuvre

Please note: due to the scarcity of some non-fiction works, this is a complete FICTIONAL works of Defoe, with a generous selection of non-fiction texts. As soon as other texts become available, they will be added as free updates for customers who have already purchased this eBook.

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
ROBINSON CRUSOE
THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE
CAPTAIN SINGLETON
JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR
COLONEL JACK
MOLL FLANDERS
ROXANA

The Shorter Fiction
THE CONSOLIDATOR
A TRUE RELATION OF THE APPARITION OF ONE MRS. VEAL
ATLANTIS MAJOR
A SHORT NARRATIVE OF HIS GRACE JOHN, D. OF MARLBOROGH
THE KING OF PIRATES
DICKORY CRONKE
MEMOIRS OF A CAVALIER
THE MEMOIRS OF MAJOR ALEXANDER RAMKINS
THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MR. DUNCAN CAMPBELL
THE PIRATE GOW
THE HISTORY OF THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF JOHN SHEPPARD
THE MILITARY MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN GEORGE CARLETON
THE HISTORY OF THE PYRATES

The Poetry
THE TRUE-BORN ENGLISHMAN
HYMN TO THE PILLORY

The Travel Writing
A TOUR THRO THE WHOLE ISLAND OF GREAT BRITAIN
A NEW VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD

The Non-Fiction
THE STORM
AN ESSAY UPON PROJECTS
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE DEVIL
SERIOUS REFLECTIONS OF ROBINSON CRUSOE
THE COMPLETE ENGLISH TRADESMAN
OTHER PAMPHLETS AND ESSAYS

The Biography
DANIEL DEFOE by WILLIAM MINTO
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