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Moll Flanders


It is the tale of “The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders... Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her Childhood, Was Twelve Year a Whore, Five Times a Wife Whereof Once To Her Own Brother], Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon In Virginia, At Last Grew Rich, Liv'd Honest, and Died a Penitent...” Wikipedia Enlace

In 1772, Defoe wrote Moll Flanders, another first-person picaresque novel of the fall and eventual redemption of a lonely woman in the eighteen century in England.

Defoe Enlace wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognised as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe.

The heroine appears as a whore, bigamist and thief, commits adultery and incest, yet manages to keep the reader’s sympathy.

Defoe presents Moll Flanders as an autobiography, written by an old woman. In fact, his female character is so realistic that the reader would willingly believe that the book has been written by a woman. Moll's speech reveals that Defoe was a keen observer, with an intuitive knowledge of a woman's mind. It is worth mentioning that Defoe championed the cause of equality for women living in a rigid patriarchal society.

Moll was born poor but had ambitions and she sacrificed her personal virtue to achieve her goals.

However, she believes she has behaved as virtuous as possible. Of course, throughout many pages, the reader comes to understand that Moll has a liberal definition of virtue. While it is true that Moll has a conscience, she does not often listen to her inner voice and has a multitude of excuses to justify her actions.

By
Mario Blanco
Diego Díaz

Plot summary in Spanish:


(Voz de Mario Blanco)
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4 comentarios:

Muy interesante esta nueva contribución sobre la literatura inglesa del siglo XVIII. Muy bueno el audio, la lectura de Mario y la música son perfectas. Felicidades a todos los autores de la entrada.

26 de febrero de 2010, 12:26  

Gracias Rosa,
ésta es la última entrada de este autor. Así que a partir de ahora, empezaremos con Swift y su libro, Los viajes de Gulliver, libro que, si mal no recuerdo tú también vas a utlizar en alguna que otra entrada, ¿no?.
Disfruta de lo que queda de semana, que ya mismo, la vuelta al "insti".

26 de febrero de 2010, 16:13  

Ana, un trabajo muy bueno. Ya felicitaré a Mario y a Diego cuando los vea.

A ver si a partir de la póxima semana, solventado lo de Madrid, me pongo otra vez las pilas y os tomo el relevo.

27 de febrero de 2010, 21:17  

Gracias José Luis, a ver si conseguimos que Mario se enganche totalmente en el proyecto, pues cuando quiere, hace unos trabajos estupendísimos.
Me parece magnífico que toméis el relevo Rosa y tú, porque, ahora, necesito tiempo para corregir las nuevas actividades. Con esto de Sevilla llevo trabajo atrasado.
Mucha suerte en tu exposición, aunque no creo que ni siquiera la necesites.
Un besote

28 de febrero de 2010, 19:53  

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