5 Husbands And Several Lovers By The Time She Reached Age 48

Moll Flanders: whore to thief

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During the first third of Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, we are taken through Moll’s life from a destitute child borne by a woman at Newgate Prison to her insistence on becoming a whore instead of a maid.

It makes sense to me: Moll would rather sleep with men she is attracted to anyway…

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