Terry Eagleton: Defoe, 3 November 2011
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Moll: The Life and Times of Moll Flanders by Siân Rees.
Chatto, 224 pp., £18.99, July 2011, 978 0 7011 8507 7Show More
“... began to produce an unceasing flood of books, pamphlets, poems and journalism, having realised, in Katherine Frank’s words, that experience was an eminently saleable commodity. On one calculation he scribbled two and a half million words in a period of six years. One of his pamphlets, a satirical onslaught on High Church Toryism, forced him into hiding ...”