Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress

Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress by Daniel Defoe, Robert Clark

Title: Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress
Author: Daniel Defoe, Robert Clark
ISBN10: 0460876767
ISBN13: 978-0460876766
Publisher: J.M. Dent, London; Everyman Edition edition (February 1, 1999)
Language: English
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size PDF: 1879 kb
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Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 386
Pages: 334 pages
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Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress by Daniel Defoe, Robert Clark


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The only 1 of Defoe's protagonists who meets an unfortunate end. Deserted by her rakish husband, the beautiful Roxana abandons poverty, morality and her 5 children and embarks on a career of sexual intrigue and fraud in England, France and Netherlands. A 2nd marriage to a jeweller leaves her widowed, but Roxana climbs to a state of great social importance through a series of increasingly grand affairs. However, she tires of her opulent lifestyle and attempts to put it behind her, only to find that she has employed in her own household a daughter that she had abandoned many years previously. The girl's determination to force her mother to acknowledge her threatens to expose Roxana's dissolute past, something which Roxana does not want revealed at any price...