And on a Lenten Sunday too... tsk, tsk tsk......
AS SEEN IN:
"The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of Moll Flanders"
AS PLAYED BY:
Alternate, Land Of Remakes
"The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders" (commonly known simply as "Moll Flanders") is a novel written by Daniel Defoe in 1721, after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1721, Defoe had become a recognised novelist, with the success of "Robinson Crusoe" in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated; Robert Walpole was beginning his rise, and Defoe was never fully at home with the Walpole group. Defoe's Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll, and the novel's full title gives some insight into this and the outline of the plot:
Back in the 1960's, there was a serialized version of the story starring Julia Foster, so she's the official Moll Flanders of Earth Prime-Time.