Roxana by Daniel Defoe
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Roxana
By Daniel Defoe

Roxana

The Fortunate Mistress

By (author) See other recent books by Daniel Defoe
Edited by John Mullan See other recent books by John Mullan
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $22.95
Your Price: $20.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.29! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.03 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Roxana by Daniel Defoe

Book Description

Roxana (1724), 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. 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. Unlike Defoe's other penitent anti-heroes, however, she fails to triumph over these weaknesses. The novel's drama lies not only in the heroine's 'vast variety of fortunes', but in her attempts to understand the sometimes bitter lessons of her life as a 'Fortunate Mistress'. Defoe's achievement was to invent, in 'Roxana', a gripping story-teller as well as a gripping story. This edition uses the rare first edition text, with a new introduction, detailed notes, textual history, and a map. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Buy Roxana book by Daniel Defoe from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199536740
ISBN-10: 0199536740
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 127mm x 16mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe, Hardback (April 2016)

Daniel Defoe's story of the shipwrecked hero and his lonely adventure.

Political History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe Political History of the Devil, Paperback (March 2016)

Satire by the author of Robinson Crusoe examines the rise of the historical force known as "the devil," from Satan's origins to devilish influences on 18th-century monarchs and ordinary folk.

Colonel Jack by Daniel Defoe Colonel Jack, Paperback (December 2015)

Daniel Defoe's fast-paced picaresque novel traces its roguish hero's "Life of Wonders."

» View all books by Daniel Defoe

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Roxana book by Daniel Defoe and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Daniel Defoe

John Mullan is Lecturer in English at University College, London.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Daniel Defoe close
Perfect Partners: Gulliver's Travels & Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Political History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Colonel Jack by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe and the Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Memoirs of a Cavalier by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Oxford Reading Tree Treetops Classics: Level 17: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
»
Recent books by John Mullan close
Spire by John Mullan
What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan
What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan
Helen by John Mullan
Roxana by John Mullan
Anonymity by John Mullan
How Novels Work by John Mullan
Lyrical Ballads by John Mullan
How Novels Work by John Mullan
Pamela Controversy by John Mullan
Pamela Controversy by John Mullan
Pamela Controversy by John Mullan
Pamela Controversy by John Mullan
Pamela Controversy by John Mullan
Eighteenth-century Popular Culture by John Mullan
Eighteenth-century Popular Culture by John Mullan
Robinson Crusoe by John Mullan
Moll Flanders by John Mullan
Sentiment and Sociability by John Mullan
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close