Roxana

The Fortunate Mistress

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Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own "wicked" life as the mistress of rich and powerful ...Continua
rabbit
Ha scritto il 01/03/12

edited by david blewett

the penguin english library

the cover shows a detail from a portrait of louise de keroualle, duchess of portsmouth, by sir godfrey kneller. courtesy of viscount coke

Claredeer
Ha scritto il 06/09/11
Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress
This reviewer has read 18th-century fiction before, so knew to expect from the style of writing, and other conventions of the era. The story did not inspire the revulsion which the main character came to feel for herself; the woman did what she neede...Continua

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