Roxana The Fortunate Mistress Author:Daniel Defoe The Fortunes of a Fortunate Mistress — One of the most wonderfully abandoned sinners in literature, Roxana was indeed a fortunate mistress. She gave herself to her scarlet career with such gusto and practicality that she has been called the mother of all wantons, from Zola's Nana to James Joyces's Molly Bloom. — Left to her own devices after a di... more »sastrous marriage, Roxana used her natural gifts to bewitch the wealthiest and most illustrious men of her time. Her playground was all of England and Europe--Paris, Vienna, Rome. Her life was luxurious, her talent for loving unmatched.
In these pages Defoe allows Roxana to tell her story with complete candor, sparing the reader none of the details of her fascinating and licentious life.« less