What does the narrator tell the reader to expect in the story Moll Flanders?

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In the opening pages of the book, the narrator tells the reader to expect a story about a woman who has lived a life of sin and crime but who eventually "dies a Penitent." The narrator says that Moll is going to write her story herself and that it is "her own history," making it seem as though this is a work of nonfiction rather than fiction . He claims merely to have helped in "finishing her story" and making it something which is suitable for publication and public consumption, putting it into "language fit to be read." In other words, the details of Moll's story and her own word...

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