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Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress

Gelesen von Edmund Bloxam

(4,214 Sterne; 28 Bewertungen)

The full title of the novel is Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress Or, a History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau, Afterwards Called the Countess de Wintselsheim. The novel concerns the story of an unnamed "fallen woman", the second time Defoe created such a character (the first was a similar female character in Moll Flanders). In Roxana, a woman who takes on various pseudonyms, including "Roxana," describes her fall from wealth thanks to abandonment by a "fool" of a husband and movement into prostitution upon his abandonment. Roxana moves up and down through the social spectrum several times. (Summary by Wikipedia) (16 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Section 01

5:29

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Section 02

19:36

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Section 03

19:00

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Section 04

25:05

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Section 05

31:35

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Section 06

21:12

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Section 07

18:30

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Section 08

23:37

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Section 09

25:48

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Section 10

18:22

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Section 11

36:48

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Section 12

15:44

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Section 13

24:54

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Section 14

26:20

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Section 15

28:17

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Section 16

44:10

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Section 17

30:41

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Section 18

14:34

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Section 19

30:56

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Section 20

27:39

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Section 21

24:44

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Section 22

31:07

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Section 23

24:38

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Section 24

26:04

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Section 25

23:30

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Section 26

28:29

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Section 27

27:02

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Section 28

36:21

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Section 29

36:31

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Section 30

36:16

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Section 31

24:50

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Section 32

28:45

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Section 33

34:59

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Section 34

26:21

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Section 35

42:30

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Section 36

44:26

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Bewertungen

Way better than most

(5 Sterne)

I've read a couple 18th century novels, but this one by far is my favorite. The pacing is well done, even without chapters, and the characters are interesting and have strong personalities. I have never been so enthralled by a book as to tear up, but this book got me invested. Worth a read (or listen), even if the plot is a bit typical and predictable in some instances. Other than a few points however, it felt real and made me upset when I had to put it down for a bit.

(5 Sterne)

Thank you for all the time and effort you freely gave. Not only did you contribute to my small individual life but you did an excellent job conveying the story. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Thoroughly Worthwhile

(5 Sterne)

Quite a difference from his Plague Year! Reader and read = excellent.

Disgusting

(0,5 Sterne)

The main character is basicly raping her teenage maid by stripping her forcefully and throwing her in bed with the man she herself sleeps with.At first I was sorry for this young gentlewoman. How she is reduced to nothing. But then after the incident which left this poor young maid-and she even continued to work for her when Roxana couldn't pay her wages-- emotionally scared forever I can now feel nothing but anger towards the main character. There is just no way to justify taking someone's clothes off against their will much less rape or assisted rape. The maid continued to work for Roxana instead of running as fast as possible. Nothing good will come out of a person who afterwards justifies doing all of this in their head which we can clearly see from her actions after she had done something so terrible. Overall hate the plot, the main character and the way this isue is presented.