Roxana

Roxana

The Fortunate Mistress : Or, A History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle De Beleau

Book - 1982
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Beautiful, proud Roxana is terrified of being poor. When her foolish husband leaves her penniless with five children, she must choose between being a virtuous beggar or a rich whore. Embarking on a career as a courtesan and kept woman, the glamour of her new existence soon becomes too enticing and Roxana passes from man to man in order to maintain her lavish society parties, luxurious clothes and amassed wealth. But this life comes at a cost, and she is fatally torn between the sinful prosperity she has become used to and the respectability she craves. A vivid satire on a dissolute society, Roxana (1724) is a devastating and psychologically acute evocation of the ways in which vanity and ambition can corrupt the human soul.
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1982
ISBN: 9780140431490
0140431497
Branch Call Number: DEFOE D
Characteristics: 404 pages : 1 facsimile, 1 map, 1 portrait ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Blewett, David 1940-

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