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DEFOE, D.: Moll Flanders (Unabridged)


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DEFOE, D.: Moll Flanders (Unabridged)

‘The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continue’d Variety for Three-score 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.’

So begins Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe’s honest portrayal of one woman’s struggle for economic survival in an unsympathetic world. Told with uncompromising directness and an extraordinary empathy, it is, as Virginia Woolf once claimed, ‘one of the few English novels we can call indisputably great’.

Disc 1

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   The Fortunes and Misfortunes… 00:11:20
2.   Some time after this, she going to wait… 00:10:45
3.   But my new generous mistress… 00:10:23
4.   However, nothing else passed at that time… 00:09:38
5.   But as the devil is an unwearied tempter… 00:12:05
6.   Upon serious consideration, for indeed now… 00:08:55
7.   It struck me to the heart when he told me this… 00:10:00

Disc 2

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   And now he had me an hour and a half again… 00:08:50
2.   The old lady was fully satisfied, and kissed me… 00:11:00
3.   It was not many weeks after this before I was… 00:09:59
4.   You may easily believe, that when the plot… 00:10:47
5.   I was now, as above, left loose to the world… 00:10:08
6.   Upon these apprehensions, the first thing I did… 00:10:32
7.   However, she listened very willingly to my offer… 00:12:36

Disc 3

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   No man of common - sense will value a woman… 00:10:27
2.   He pursued me close after this… 00:09:50
3.   To give an account of the manner of our voyage… 00:09:33
4.   Well, let her life have been what it would then… 00:09:54
5.   At length he tells all this story to his mother… 00:09:49
6.   At last I resolved on a desperate course… 00:12:28
7.   We had an indifferent good voyage… 00:11:49

Disc 4

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   I omitted nothing that was fit to be said by one… 00:12:06
2.   We lived thus near two years… 00:10:13
3.   I lived six years in this happy but unhappy… 00:09:54
4.   Under these reflections I continued very pensive… 00:10:17
5.   At length a new scene opened. 00:09:29
6.   When I came he made several proposals… 00:10:48
7.   I came the next evening, accordingly… 00:11:03

Disc 5

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   He never so much as asked me… 00:10:41
2.   I was confounded now as much as he… 00:10:22
3.   He rose before me in the morning… 00:10:51
4.   Here one evening, taking a walk into the fields… 00:09:24
5.   It seems the mistress of the house… 00:10:19
6.   This was the most reasonable thing… 00:11:17
7.   I think I had been brought to bed… 00:11:10

Disc 6

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   However, let me be what I would… 00:12:13
2.   There was a bed in the room… 00:10:11
3.   I remained in this fright nearly two hours… 00:10:48
4.   I lived two years in this dismal condition… 00:10:43
5.   I had a great many adventures after this… 00:10:32
6.   I came home to my governess… 00:10:27
7.   This terrible example of my comrade frighted me… 00:08:33

Disc 7

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   However, as I have said, it made me the more… 00:10:31
2.   I had another adventure… 00:11:19
3.   My poor partner in this mischief… 00:10:38
4.   The disaster of this woman… 00:11:39
5.   I came home with this last booty to my governess… 00:09:54
6.   He was astonished at her discourse… 00:08:20
7.   At the hour appointed he came… 00:10:00

Disc 8

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   Another time I placed myself at a warehouse… 00:09:15
2.   Then he began to parley with me… 00:10:20
3.   I met this attorney, and gave him… 00:09:35
4.   It was not long after the affair… 00:10:15
5.   I was very well dressed, and had my gold watch… 00:10:20
6.   It was not a rumbling time of the year… 00:10:42
7.   We lay all that night there… 00:12:07

Disc 9

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   The sight of the constable, indeed, struck me… 00:09:53
2.   I lived many days here under the utmost horror… 00:10:57
3.   I sunk down when they brought me news of it… 00:10:00
4.   In the meantime my poor distressed governess… 00:09:57
5.   But I go on with my relation. 00:10:22
6.   I took this opportunity to satisfy my curiosity… 00:11:12
7.   I then enquired into the circumstances… 00:11:02

Disc 10

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   I must now return to my own case. 00:10:34
2.   Then I read a long lecture to her… 00:10:42
3.   After some little pause to recover himself… 00:09:39
4.   When we drew near to the shore… 00:11:24
5.   In this perplexity I continued a great while… 00:10:59
6.   In order to this we began to make enquiry… 00:13:57

Disc 11

  Moll Flanders (Unabridged)
1.   The next morning my son came to visit me again… 00:09:01
2.   As for myself, as this is to be my own story… 00:07:48

Total Playing Time: 12:24:31

Defoe, Daniel

Sutton, Georgina

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0262

Barcode: 9781781980385

Physical Release: 2017

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