Roxana

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: D. A. Talboys
ISBN:
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Roxana.

Roxana

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770480513
Size: 21.84 MB
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Roxana. Almost three hundred years after its first publication, Roxana continues to challenge readers, who, though compelled by Roxana’s story, are often baffled by her complex relationships to her children, her fortune, and her vices. As one of Daniel Defoe’s four major fictions, Roxana has long been understood as central to the history of the novel, and provides readers with Defoe’s sharpest and most specific commentary on the complexities of life in seventeenth-century London. This edition offers a range of contemporary documents that will help readers understand the struggles of Roxana’s life as series of metaphoric engagements with pressing issues of her time.

Roxana The Fortunate Mistress 1931

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766141605
Size: 45.56 MB
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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 The Fortunate Mistress From Wealth To Prostitution To Freedom

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074849457
Size: 35.55 MB
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Roxana The Fortunate Mistress From Wealth To Prostitution To Freedom . This carefully crafted ebook: “Roxana - The Fortunate Mistress (From wealth to prostitution to freedom)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Roxana - The Fortunate Mistress is a novel by Daniel Defoe. In this book, Roxana describes her decline from wealth after being abandoned by her husband. She turns to prostitution and moves up and down the social ladder by contracting marriage with a jeweler, courting a prince, and being the object of love of a Dutch merchant. Her experiences with these men allow her to accumulate enough wealth that she can live in freedom. Daniel Defoe (c.1659-1731) was an English writer credited with publishing the first English-language novel, ROBINSON CRUSOE. Born Daniel Foe, he wrote more than 500 works during his life, including novels and political works, and in a variety of subjects.