My Brother Sam is Dead

Moll Flanders – Section 4 (Moll has an affair with a married man)

Summary Moll arrives safely in London but finds that some of her possessions have been destroyed in transit. With those goods, she says, “I might have married again tolerably well; but as it was I was reducd to between two or three hundred pounds in the whole…[and] entirely without Friends.” She sets up residence at …

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Moll Flanders – Section 3 (Moll marries the draper, and then her half-brother)

Summary Moll suddenly finds herself a wealthy widow (she has saved 1200 pounds of the money her first lover gave her), alone in London, and “still Young and Handsome.” She is courted by several men before she marries a draper, a tradesman who strikes her as being “something of a Gentleman too.” His extravagant expenditures …

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Moll Flanders – Section 5 (The banker, and Molls Lancashire husband)

Summary “I was now a single Person again,” Moll remembers, “loosed from all the Obligations either of Wedlock or Mistresship in the World.” She has 450 pounds to her name, but at forty-two years old she is aware that her assets of personal beauty are in decline. She knows what she wants (“to be placed …

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