Fortunate Mistress by Daniel Defoe (Illustrated)

Fortunate Mistress by Daniel Defoe (Illustrated)

by Daniel Defoe
     
 
The Fortunate Mistress
or a History of the Life of Mademoiselle de Beleau Known by the Name of the Lady Roxana

The novel concerns the story of an unnamed "fallen woman", the second time Defoe created such a character (the first was a similar female character in Moll Flanders). In Roxana, a woman who takes on various pseudonyms, including "Roxana,"

Overview

The Fortunate Mistress
or a History of the Life of Mademoiselle de Beleau Known by the Name of the Lady Roxana

The novel concerns the story of an unnamed "fallen woman", the second time Defoe created such a character (the first was a similar female character in Moll Flanders). In Roxana, a woman who takes on various pseudonyms, including "Roxana," describes her fall from wealth thanks to abandonment by a "fool" of a husband and movement into prostitution upon his abandonment. Roxana moves up and down through the social spectrum several times, by contracting an ersatz marriage to a jeweler, secretly courting a prince, being offered marriage by a Dutch merchant, and is finally able to afford her own freedom by accumulating wealth from these men.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149687145
Publisher:
Consumer Oriented Ebooks Publisher
Publication date:
07/24/2014
Series:
Daniel Defoe Books , #9
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
916 KB

Meet 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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