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Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders


by Daniel Defoe

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Lord Rochester (242)
  • Lord Rochester, Artemisia to Chloe (268)
  • Solomon, Proverbs 7:22 (862)
  • Proverbs 30:8 (741)
  • Jesus (1047, 1058)
  • Scripture (1058)

Historical References

  • Newgate Prison (mentioned throughout)
  • Moll Cutpurse (776)
  • Bartholomew Fair (855)
  • The Queen (958)
  • The King (963, 966)
  • St. Sepulchre's (1074)

Pop Culture References

  • "If He Swing by the String" (1024)

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