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by Daniel Defoe

  • ISBN: 0141439920
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Daniel Defoe
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (May 31, 2005)
  • Pages: 272 pages
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London in 1660. It was perhaps ineveitable that Defoe, an outspoken man, would become a political journalist

Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London in 1660. It was perhaps ineveitable that Defoe, an outspoken man, would become a political journalist. As a Puritan he believed God had given him a mission to print the truth, that is, to proselytize on religion and politics, and he became a prolific pamphleteer satirizing the hypocrisies of both Church and State. Defoe admired William III, and his poemThe True-Born Englishman (1701) won him the King's friendship.

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Published: 27/01/2005. But it also furnished him with the material for his first book, and in his powerful depiction of private suffering and individual survival played out against a backdrop of public calamity we can trace the outlines of his later masterpieces such as A Journal of the Plague Year and Robinson Crusoe.

Paperback, 272 pages. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain

Paperback, 272 pages. Published January 27th 2005 by Penguin Classics (first published 1704). Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain. In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel.

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On the evening of November 26, 1703, a hurricane from the north Atlantic hammered into Britain: it remains the worst storm the nation has ever experienced. Eyewitnesses saw cows thrown into trees and windmills ablaze from the friction of their whirling sails—and some 8,000 people lost their lives. For Defoe, bankrupt and just released from prison for his "seditious" writings, the storm struck during one of his bleakest moments. But it also furnished him with material for his first book, and in this powerful depiction of suffering and survival played out against a backdrop of natural devastation we can trace the outlines of Defoe’s later masterpieces, A Journal of the Plague Year and Robinson Crusoe.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Reviews about The Storm (Penguin Classics) (7):
Quashant
Having read only one other Defoe novel before, that being "Roxana", I must say this is my favorite so far, and it seems to be the same for the majority of other readers. It does feel like his books, though short, are a marathon of a read, since there are no chapters or other page breaks that can generally chop up the story, like into different periods of time or different scenes. I guess I am just used to the modern way a story is broken up.

To get to the tale itself, I really enjoyed it, and throughout the whole of it, you really do feel for the woman, who we generally don't know the name of. She goes thru a lot, failed romances, certainly many marriages, abandoned children, broken hearts and a few twists as well that I hadn't expected (thank goodness I never read a synopsis that gave away anything before completing it). I was a little frustrated with the ending, for I wish the author had given a little more description of some of her children that she left behind. For a couple of them, sons I believe, 'Moll' said how torn and saddened she felt about leaving those children behind. I thought it so heartless of her, for, being a mother myself, I could never contemplate abandoning mine, no matter the reason. Or if events parted us, I would never rest until I found him again, or discovered what happened to him. I don't know, I guess that her heartlessness in that regard lost a little bit of my sympathy in the end, since I thought by the end of the tale, we would discover what had happened to all of her children.

I do plan on reading "Robinson Crusoe" soon, but I have a feeling that "Moll Flanders" will remain my favorite of Defoe's
Walan
One of my absolute favorite books. It follows the ups and downs of a woman who does anything and everything she can to survive and occasionally thrive. Moll is a thief, a wife, a servant, a whore, a mother, an abandoner of children, etc. She is sometimes "good" and often "bad" but you are always invested in her survival, even at the times that you don't like her very much. In a weird way, she reminds me of Scarlet O'Hara from Gone with the Wind, but with a lot more downtrodden moments. There are quite a few mature themes throughout the book, so some people may wish to supervise if they have any children that are interested in reading this novel.

For anyone who enjoys this novel, the BBC Miniseries is a great adaptation, but stay away from the Hollywood version of Moll Flanders
Yar
To give you an idea of the time frame of Mr Defoe's books- they were written during the 1700 s when pirates still sailed the seas, the "colonies" were still being used as a place to exile convicts, and people were often hanged for stealing, and we didn't declare our independence until 45 years after Mr Defoe's death! For a book written almost 300 years ago, it's still an interesting story with a surprisingly current plot: girl loses parents, becomes as a domestic with a family, family's son swears eternal devotion, gets girl pregnant, then leaves her to make her own way in the world. Moll makes her way quite well, by any means possible and that's all I'm going to give away about the plot, you'll really have to read the book to find out how it all ends.
VAZGINO
I loved the visual starring Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman and Stockard Channing and trust me when I say the movie version which was based on the book, is about as far removed from the book as possible. That being said, I can only imagine when this was published in 1721, it caused more than a few eyebrows to raise or wigs to pop off readers heads. The author has created a character that repeatedly reinvented herself as her circumstances changed and indeed it's hard not to like her. I did find a few of the scenarios that occurred in the story of historic value, so there is something to be learned from this work. I can't say that I was totally taken with the book but I did find it interesting.
Otrytrerl
One of my absolute favorite books. It follows the ups and downs of a woman who does anything and everything she can to survive and occasionally thrive. Moll is a thief, a wife, a servant, a whore, a mother, an abandoner of children, etc. She is sometimes "good" and often "bad" but you are always invested in her survival, even at the times that you don't like her very much. In a weird way, she reminds me of Scarlet O'Hara from Gone with the Wind, but with a lot more downtrodden moments. There are quite a few mature themes throughout the book, so some people may wish to supervise if they have any children that are interested in reading this novel.
Folsa
This novel, written in the 1700’s, is a classic. Although Moll is often naked in bed, no vulgar words are used to describe the goings on. This gives a sense of excitement to the reader who imagines the goings on. If modern authors so employed the imagination of readers in their books they might write books that will become classics too. Fewer vulgarities would better serve society and literature.

This novel should be read by people who are interested in history, as it gives a good picture of life in the 1700’s. This novel is a must read for young adults so they can see how delicately and dignified sex was depicted in novels in the past and contrast it with the vulgar ways sex is written about today. (Young adults are already reading books that contain extremely vulgar depictions of sex.)
Juce
I read this book after having seen and enjoyed a 1996 movie version. After reading the book, I decided that the movie, although very enjoyable in itself, was a very poor adaptation of Defoe’s original story. This book is rich in human experience of a particular time and place, but also demonstrates that, even though society changes in many ways over time, humanity remains what it is. I loved this book, and plan to use it as reading material in my high school English classroom. I also plan to read further about the woman, Moll King, on whom this story is supposedly based.

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