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    Struggling to find a quote

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Mateius, Jan 7, 2010.

    'As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is, I believe, the worst of all snares' - I want to use this quote from Moll Flanders for an essay that I'm working on, but I need the page number that it's from and I've been struggling to find it in the Oxford World Classics (2009) edition that I'm using.
    I was wondering if anyone could help me out. Many thanks.
     
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    The page number would vary depending on which edition of the book it was taken from.
    So you would need to include this for us to help =]

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    and, for your citation, you'd have to included the edition, publication date and publisher...

    so, you'll have to take a trip to your local library and find out for yourself...
     
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    @raichelle - I've already said which edition it is, Oxford World Classics (2009)

    @mammamaia - I have all that information, the only thing I'm having trouble with is finding the page number. I've been looking for it for about a week now and still no luck.
     
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    Check chapter 12, about 4 pages in.
     
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    @Banzai - I'm sorry but the edition I'm using doesn't have chapters, that's the main reason why it's so difficult to find.
     
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    ...then honestly, I'd try and find one that does. It seems very odd that an OWC edition would exclude the chapters...
     
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    If you Google it, one edition comes up with this quote near the start of chapter 38, so maybe you're searching for it too near the beginning?
     

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