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Roxana, Or the Fortunate Mistress
by Daniel Defoe

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The only 1 of Defoe's protagonists who meets an unfortunate end. Deserted by her rakish husband, the beautiful Roxana abandons poverty, morality and her 5 children and embarks on a career of sexual intrigue and fraud in England, France and Netherlands. A 2nd marriage to a jeweller leaves her widowed, but Roxana climbs to a state of great social importance through a series of increasingly grand affairs. However, she tires of her opulent lifestyle and attempts to put it behind her, only to find that she has employed in her own household a daughter that she had abandoned many years previously. The girl's determination to force her mother to acknowledge her threatens to expose Roxana's dissolute past, something which Roxana does not want revealed at any price....

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Roxana Or the Fortunate MistressRoxana Or the Fortunate Mistress (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 1999
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Price: $2.99
Seller: BookHolders, College Park, MD, USA
Description: [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: J.M. Dent Pub Date: 2/1/1998 Binding: Paperback Pages: 334.
Condition: Good
Roxana, Or the Fortunate MistressRoxana, Or the Fortunate Mistress (Trade Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1999
Publisher: J.M. Dent, London
Price: $8.39
Seller: Magus Books, Seattle, WA, USA
Condition: Very Good-
Notes: Used trade paperback edition. lightly shelfworn, corners a bit bumped, some scuffing/wear to covers. binding is straight and tight with no marks to text or other serious flaws.
 
 
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    Roxana (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1999
    Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
    Condition: Good.
    Notes: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 375 p. Fortunate Mistress. Roxana, Defoe's last and darkest novel, is 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. It includes study notes and textual history.

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    Roxana, Or the Fortunate Mistress (paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1999
    Publisher: J.M. Dent, London
    Description: Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. May be an ex-library book.
    Condition: Good

    Bonita
    Newport Coast, CA, USA
    $35.44
    Roxana, Or the Fortunate Mistress (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1999-02-01
    Publisher: J.M. Dent, London
    Condition: New
    Notes: Size: 7x5x0; New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title!

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    North Las Vegas, NV, USA
    $63.11
    Roxana, Or the Misfortune Mistress (Wraps)
    Pub. Date: 1998
    Publisher: Everyman Paperbacks
    Description: Paper Back. 8vo-Over 7 3/4"-9 3/4 " Tall.
    Condition: Near Fine
    Notes: Very clean and tight textblock, light edge wear.334p.

    Clausen Books, RMABA
    Colorado Springs, CO, USA
    $7.00
 
 

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Overview

The only 1 of Defoe's protagonists who meets an unfortunate end. Deserted by her rakish husband, the beautiful Roxana abandons poverty, morality and her 5 children and embarks on a career of sexual intrigue and fraud in England, France and Netherlands. A 2nd marriage to a jeweller leaves her widowed, but Roxana climbs to a state of great social importance through a series of increasingly grand affairs. However, she tires of her opulent lifestyle and attempts to put it behind her, only to find that she has employed in her own household a daughter that she had abandoned many years previously. The girl's determination to force her mother to acknowledge her threatens to expose Roxana's dissolute past, something which Roxana does not want revealed at any price....

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  • PID: 17142910362
  • ISBN-13: 9780460876766
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
  • Seller: More Than Words
    Condition: Good
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