Friday, January 27, 2012

Ten of the best seductions in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best seductions in literature.

One novel on the list:
Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe

Moll looks back on her first steps in a career of sexual opportunism. It begins with the son of the woman for whom she works as a maidservant. He starts with mere flattery, throws in a few "earnest" kisses and then thrusts five guineas into her hand. "I was more confounded with the Money than I was before with the Love" – and so "I gave my self up to Ruin."
Read about the other entries on the list.

Moll Flanders appears on Freya North's top ten list of romantic fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue