Moll Flanders Parts 5-7 - Moll’s Later Adventures In and Out of Marriage

Daniel Defoe

Parts 5-7 - Moll’s Later Adventures In and Out of Marriage

Part Five: A Sinful Affair
New Characters:
The Landlady: a woman who keeps a boarding house at Bath

The Gentleman of Bath: a married man who takes care of Moll

Summary
When Moll arrived back in England after a storm-tossed journey, she lost track of much of the cargo she had arranged to have delivered and, being forced to wait for it to arrive at its proper destination, she decided to spend some time in the resort town of Bath. In keeping with the highly social atmosphere of Bath, she met a great many fast-living people, but soon found herself spending too freely, a habit she likens to “bleeding to death.” During the off-season, she managed to relocate to cheaper...

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