The spin number in The Classics Club Spin is number …
which for me is Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. The rules of the Spin are that this is the book for me to read by 29th January 2023.
I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’
Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life. She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour—and enough guile that the reader is left uncertain whether she is ultimately a redeemed sinner or a successful opportunist.
I hesitated before adding this book to my Classics Club list and now I’m not sure that I do want to read it. I’m hoping that at least I’ll like it. If you have read it I’d love to know what you thought of it.
Did you take part in the Classics Spin? What will you be reading?
2 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin Result”
Oh, I’m glad you got this one, too, Margaret! I like Bainbridge’s work, and I think (I hope!) you’ll enjoy this one.
Ive read a couple by her, not completely enraptured so far though.
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