Roxana

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: D. A. Talboys
ISBN:
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Roxana The Fortunate Mistress

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776597214
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Roxana The Fortunate Mistress. British writer Daniel Defoe is credited with being one of the first writers to dabble in longer-form fiction, eventually leading to the development of the novel format. His final work, published anonymously, follows the life of a remarkable woman who flouts the social strictures of the eighteenth century and takes up with a series of men in order to ensure the survival of her family -- but always on her own terms and in a manner consistent with her own unique code of ethics.

Roxana The Fortunate Mistress 1931

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766141605
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Roxana The Fortunate Mistress 1931. There is no obvious drama in this straightforward narrative. No one could pretend that Roxana reveals either charm or striking personality. The author's art comes from a particular form of realism, in which he stands almost alone. It is built upon absolute simplicity in style, elaborately precise statement of natural detail and a complete absence of emphasis or emotion. We do not judge Roxana for her conduct, but sympathize with her as a woman because Defoe has made her our friend. We believe in her as a real, living, intimate acquaintance who is interesting because her life is crowded with surprising events and fortune treats her with more than its usual caprice.

Roxana

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Gottfried & Fritz
ISBN:
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Roxana. First published in 1724, Roxana is unique in that it is Defoe’s last novel and the only one that deals with the moral degradation of the main character, rather than her success (as one might see in his other novels). Roxana is supposed to be a fictional representation of Nell Gwyn, the long-time mistress of Charles II of England and Scotland. Called “pretty, witty Nell” by Samuel Pepys, she has long been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella. Defoe’s illustration of Nell is rather less flattering, however.