MEDIA
Back Cover of The History of Moll Flanders
Original Author: Daniel Defoe
Created: ca. 1760
Medium: Woodcut

Back Cover of The History of Moll Flanders, &c.

The back cover of Daniel Defoe's The History of Moll Flanders, &c., published in England in about 1760, includes a woodcut of the title character as a gentlewoman. This edition is a condensed version of Defoe's The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (1722), a novel that chronicles the adventures of Moll Flanders, a thief and prostitute who is transported to Virginia. Though Flanders grows rich by crime, she eventually "lived honest, and dy'd a Penitent."

Citation: The History of Moll Flanders, &c., PR3404 .M625 1760, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Sponsors  |  View all