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Roxana the Fortunate Mistress (1931)

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Roxana the Fortunate Mistress (1931) by Daniel Defoe
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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 upon absolute simplicity in style, elaborately precise statement of natural detail and a complete absence of emphasis or emotion. We do not judge Roxana for her conduct, but sympathize with her as a woman because Defoe has made her our friend. We believe in her as a real, living, intimate acquaintance who is interesting because her life is crowded with surprising events and fortune treats her with more than its usual caprice.
Release date NZ
March 31st, 2003
Author
Contributor
Illustrated by John Alan Maxwell
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Kessinger Publishing Co
Pages
348
Dimensions
210x280x18
ISBN-13
9780766141605
Product ID
1817873

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