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Oroonoko By Aphra Behn

Oroonoko

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An influential seventeenth-century fable, by a pathbreaking woman writer, about the fall of a black prince.
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Oroonoko Summary


Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn

The first woman in England to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn (1640-1689) combines memoir, exotic travel narrative, and romance to tell the story of the noble Oroonoko, a black man who begins life as a prince and ends it as a slave. The tale depicts the overthrow of a hero by a civilization that considers itself superior to him.

Taken up by reformers in the long battle against the slave trade, reprinted and imitated countless times, Oroonoko remains a popular tale that introduces powerful themes onto the literary stage.

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About Aphra Behn


Aphra Behn flourished in the cosmopolitan world of the London playhouse and the court. It was she, Virginia Woolf wrote, "who earned [women] the right to speak their minds."

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GOR001424138
Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn
Aphra Behn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
1997-05-17
96
0393312054
9780393312058
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.