Roxana, Or The Fortunate Mistress by Daniel Defoe


Roxana, Or The Fortunate MistressRoxana, Or The Fortunate Mistress by Daniel Defoe

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is the last novel written by Daniel Defoe.

It tells the story of Roxana, former know as Mlle Beleau, who have to choose between being a burglar or a rich courtesan since she has five children on her own and her loyal servant Amy.

Once she made her choice, she embarks in a life with several protectors in different countries: England, France and Holland.

I must confess this was not an easy reading since the main character is the narrator of her own story. Moreover, it is written in old English fashion with too many words capitalized. However, one has to take into account that this book was written in 1724.

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