Roxana the Fortunate Mistress

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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 u ...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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