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

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770480513
Size: 59.91 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: 79.98 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

Author: Daniel De_Foe
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Roxana.

The Fortunate Mistress Or A History Of The Life And Vast Variety Of Fortunes Of Mademoiselle De Beleau Afterwards Call D The Countess De Wintselsheim In Germany Being The Person Known By The Name Of The Lady Roxana In The Time Of King Charles Ii

Author: Daniel Defoe
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The Fortunate Mistress Or A History Of The Life And Vast Variety Of Fortunes Of Mademoiselle De Beleau Afterwards Call D The Countess De Wintselsheim In Germany Being The Person Known By The Name Of The Lady Roxana In The Time Of King Charles Ii .