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Excerpt from The Fortunate Mistress, Vol. 1 of 2: Or a History of the Life of Mademoiselle De Beleau, Known by the Name of the Lady Roxana I have said that in The Fortunate Mistress Defoe has come nearer than usual to writing what we to day call a novel; the reason is that he has had more success than usual in making his characters real. Though many of them are still wooden Excerpt from The Fortunate Mistress, Vol. 1 of 2: Or a History of the Life of Mademoiselle De Beleau, Known by the Name of the Lady Roxana I have said that in The Fortunate Mistress Defoe has come nearer than usual to writing what we to day call a novel; the reason is that he has had more success than usual in making his characters real. Though many of them are still wooden -lifeless types, rather than individuals yet the Prince, the Quakeress, and the Dutch merchant occasionally wake to life; so rather more does the unfortunate daughter; and more yet, Amy and Roxana. With the exception of Moll Flanders, these last two are more vitalised than any personages Defoe invented. In this pair, furthermore, Defoe seems to have been interested in bringing out the contrast between characters. The servant, Amy, thrown with another mistress, might have been a totally different woman. The vulgarity of a servant she would have retained 0 under any circumstances, as she did even when pro moted from being the maid to being the companion of Roxana; but it was unreasoning devotion to her mistress, combined with weakness of character, which led Amy to be vicious. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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Excerpt from The Fortunate Mistress, Vol. 1 of 2: Or a History of the Life of Mademoiselle De Beleau, Known by the Name of the Lady Roxana I have said that in The Fortunate Mistress Defoe has come nearer than usual to writing what we to day call a novel; the reason is that he has had more success than usual in making his characters real. Though many of them are still wooden Excerpt from The Fortunate Mistress, Vol. 1 of 2: Or a History of the Life of Mademoiselle De Beleau, Known by the Name of the Lady Roxana I have said that in The Fortunate Mistress Defoe has come nearer than usual to writing what we to day call a novel; the reason is that he has had more success than usual in making his characters real. Though many of them are still wooden -lifeless types, rather than individuals yet the Prince, the Quakeress, and the Dutch merchant occasionally wake to life; so rather more does the unfortunate daughter; and more yet, Amy and Roxana. With the exception of Moll Flanders, these last two are more vitalised than any personages Defoe invented. In this pair, furthermore, Defoe seems to have been interested in bringing out the contrast between characters. The servant, Amy, thrown with another mistress, might have been a totally different woman. The vulgarity of a servant she would have retained 0 under any circumstances, as she did even when pro moted from being the maid to being the companion of Roxana; but it was unreasoning devotion to her mistress, combined with weakness of character, which led Amy to be vicious. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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