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Moll Flanders Lying, Fake Names, and Deceit

By Daniel Defoe

Lying, Fake Names, and Deceit

You can't turn the page in Moll Flanders without encountering some piece of deceit, whether it's a plain old fake name, a lie someone tells, or full-on criminal double-dealing. We'd document all those moments for you, but that just might make this section as long as the novel itself. So instead, we'll just leave you with this question: Is there anyone in the novel with whom Moll is totally honest? Cue music