Defoe and Holland: The Case of Roxana

Sönmez M. J. M.

in: English Studies: New Perspectives, Baysar Taniyan and Mehmet Ali Çelikel, Editor, cambridge scholars publishing, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, pp.397-420, 2015

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: cambridge scholars publishing
  • City: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-420
  • Editors: Baysar Taniyan and Mehmet Ali Çelikel, Editor


Daniel Defoe's novel The Fortunate Mistress foregrounds the accumulation of wealth and the independence of the protagonist as themes, and these intersect, on numerous occasions and in many ways with Holland and specifically Dutch elements brought into the novel.  This paper explores these intersections.