Moll Flanders

Author: Daniel Defoe
ISBN: 1533160139
Release Date: 2016-05-09

"The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. 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. Written from her own Memorandums."

Moll Flanders an Authoritative Text

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: New York : Norton
ISBN: 039309412X
Release Date: 1722
Genre: Adventure stories

This Norton Critical Edition is again based on the first edition text (1722), the only text known to be Defoe s own. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations and the editor s essay outlining the novel s textual history. Contexts collects related documents on criminal transport, contemporary accounts of lives of crime, and colonial laws as they applied to servants, slaves, and runaways. Criticism includes eleven interpretations by Juliet McMaster, Everett Zimmerman, Maximillian E. Novak, Henry Knight Miller, Ian A. Bell, Carol Kay, Paula B. Backscheider, John Rietz, Ann Louise Kibbie, John Richetti, and Ellen Pollak. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included."

The Rape of the Lock and Other Major Writings

Author: Alexander Pope
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141946290
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Genre: Philosophy

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was the greatest English poet of his age, whose acerbic insights into human nature have entered the language, and whose verse still astonishes with its energy and inventiveness centuries after his death. This new selection of Pope's work follows the path of his poetic genius over his lifetime. It contains early poems including the masterly mock-epic 'The Rape of the Lock', which satirizes a notorious society scandal through glorious heroic couplets, the brilliantly aphoristic 'An Essay on Criticism' and excerpts from his translation of the Iliad. Later poems represented include Pope's ironic adaptations of Horace's Epistles, Satires and Odes, and the remarkable 'Dunciad', a stinging attack on his literary rivals and the mediocrity of Grub Street hacks. Here too are selected prose works and letters from Pope to his contemporaries such as John Gay and Jonathan Swift.

Daniel Defoe s Moll Flanders

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015013537033
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Essays to help you understand and appreciate Defoe's novel, Moll Flanders.

Is There a Single Right Interpretation

Author: Michael Krausz
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271046988
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Philosophy

Is there a single right interpretation for such cultural phenomena as works of literature, visual artworks, works of music, the self, and legal and sacred texts? In these essays, almost all written especially for this volume, twenty leading philosophers pursue different answers to this question by examining the nature of interpretation and its objects and ideals. The fundamental conflict between positions that universally require the ideal of a single admissible interpretation (singularism) and those that allow a multiplicity of some admissible interpretations (multiplism) leads to a host of engrossing questions explored in these essays: Does multiplism invite interpretive anarchy? Can opposing interpretations be jointly defended? Should competition between contending interpretations be understood in terms of (bivalent) truth or (multivalent) reasonableness, appropriateness, aptness, or the like? Is interpretation itself an essentially contested concept? Does interpretive activity seek truth or aim at something else as well? Should one focus on interpretive acts rather than interpretations? Should admissible interpretations be fixed by locating intentions of a historical or hypothetical creator, or neither? What bearing does the fact of the historical situatedness of cultural entities have on their identities? The contributors are Annette Barnes, No&ël Carroll, Stephen Davies, Susan Feagin, Alan Goldman, Charles Guignon, Chhanda Gupta, Garry Hagberg, Michael Krausz, Peter Lamarque, Jerrold Levinson, Joseph Margolis, Rex Martin, Jitendra Mohanty, David Novitz, Philip Percival, Torsten Pettersson, Robert Stecker, Laurent Stern, and Paul Thom.


Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241975442
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre: Fiction

Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker prize-winning author of Disgrace and The Life and Times of Michael K, J. M. Coetzee reimagines Daniel DeFoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe in Foe. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. In an act of breathtaking imagination, J.M Coetzee radically reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe. In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday. In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso's companion and, eventually, his lover. At last they are rescued by a passing ship, but only she and Friday survive the journey back to London. Determined to have her story told, she pursues the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe in the hope that he will relate truthfully her memories to the world. But with Cruso dead, Friday incapable of speech and Foe himself intent on reshaping her narrative, Barton struggles to maintain her grip on the past, only to fall victim to the seduction of storytelling itself. Treacherous, elegant and unexpectedly moving, Foe remains one of the most exquisitely composed of this pre-eminent author's works. 'A small miracle of a book. . . of marvellous intricacy and overwhelming power' Washington Post 'A superb novel' The New York Times

Joseph Andrews with Shamela and Related Writings

Author: Henry Fielding
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393955559
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Literary Criticism

This Norton Critical Edition reprints the authoritative Wesleyan text of Joseph Andrews, edited by Martin Battestin.

Middle English Romances

Author: Stephen H. A. Shepherd
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393966070
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Criticism

This Norton Critical Edition presents significant examples of one of the most important bodies of English poetry written before the Renaissance.


Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393927644
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Text of "Emma"; Contexts, Jane Austen her life and Fiction, Jane Austen: Her Art and Business, The Reception of Jane Austen 1815-1950; Criticism; Jane Austen A Chronology

The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486121864
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Fiction

Complete texts of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," "A House of Pomegranates," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories," "Poems in Prose," and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."

Wordsworth and Coleridge

Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415355292
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

When it was first published, Lyrical Ballads enraged the critics of the day: Wordsworth and Coleridge had given poetry a voice, one decidedly different to that which had been voiced before. This acclaimed Routledge Classics edition offers the reader the opportunity to study the poems in their original contexts as they appeared to Coleridge's and Wordsworth's contemporaries, and includes some of their most famous poems, including Coleridge's Rime of the Ancyent Marinere.