The Life and Times of Moll Flanders

    Sian Rees

    Pimlico 2012

    Paperback 236pp Illustrated

    9781845951931   Product Code: 22059

    Countless film and television adaptations have portrayed Defoe's fictional heroine as a 'tart with a heart' on the rowdy streets of Georgian London. This accessible and entertaining study debunks the myth, pointing out that the novel is actually set in the previous, far more troubled 17th century. In search of Moll's real-life prototypes, it takes the reader from Jacobean England to Jamestown, Virginia, and from the English Civil War to the struggles of the Powhatan Indians.

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