Monday, June 18, 2012

Ten of the best highwaymen in literature

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

One entry on the list:
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

Moll has separated from dodgy but charming Jemy, her "Gentleman" husband, but sees him again in the company of two other men. That night there is "a hue-and-cry after three highwaymen that had robbed two coaches and some other travellers near Dunstable Hill". Inevitably, they meet once more – in Newgate.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Moll Flanders also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best seductions in literature and Freya North's top ten list of romantic fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue