Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress
Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has 345 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1724.
Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress was Daniel Defoe's last and darkest novel; 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 men. A resourceful adventuress, she is also an unforgiving analyst of her own susceptibilities, who tells us of the price she pays for her successes. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past.
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