Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress: From wealth to prostitution to freedom

Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress: From wealth to prostitution to freedom

by Daniel Defoe

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Overview

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788027223862
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Publication date: 10/16/2017
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 740,985
File size: 962 KB

About the Author

London-born Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) pursued a variety of careers including merchant, soldier, secret agent, and political pamphleteer. He wrote books on economics, history, biography, and crime. But he is best remembered for his fiction, which he began to write late in his life and which includes the novels Moll Flanders, Roxana, and the celebrated Robinson Crusoe.

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