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Defoe and the Female Voice

From the B&N classics edition (p. 324):

"Does Defoe convince the reader that in MOLL FLANDERS we are hearing the voice of a woman? Are there reflections, turns of phrase, emphases, judgments, and attitudes that are convincingly those of a woman? Explain the author's success or failure in capturing the voice of a woman."

What do you think? Does the "voice" work in MOLL FLANDERS?

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Re: Defoe and the Female Voice

What do you think? Does the "voice" work in MOLL FLANDERS?
Well, yes it works for me, I am convinced it's a woman but can't back it up with specifics right now.  But there was one point I didn't feel it was her and got confused.  It was probably due to the sentence structure I'm having a problem with however.
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