Moll Flanders : an authoritative text : backgrounds and sources, criticism / Daniel Defoe ; edited by Edward Kelly.
Whether or not the main source for Moll herself was a female criminal Defoe may have known personally in Newgate Prison, such as Moll King, his heroine's adventures echo events in the popular criminal biographies of the day. It is clear, moreover, that Defoe drew upon his own earlier periodical...
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