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Alphra Behn

Sue J. Wiseman

Alphra Behn

by Sue J. Wiseman

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Published by Hyperion Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects,
  • Behn, Aphra,
  • Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    Writers & Their Work

    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9457947M
    ISBN 100746307047
    ISBN 109780746307045
    OCLC/WorldCa34797725

      The best-known work by Aphra Behn, Oroonoko is an important contribution to the development of the novel in it predates the British abolition movement by more than a century, it is also an early depiction of the dehumanizing racial violence of slavery; Oroonoko tells of a noble African prince enslaved and taken to Surinam, where he leads a violent revolt of the : Dover Publications. Aphra Behn [Aphara] (; [Note 1] 14 December ? – 16 April ) was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, she broke cultural barriers and served as a .

    Kate Aughterson provides readers with an approachable and fascinating critical guide to the dramatic works of an important seventeenth-century woman writer. Aughterson analyses Aphra Behn's abilities as a playwright, showing particularly how she skillfully employs comic and dramatic conventions to radical ends, and how she forces her audience to engage with issues about gender and sexuality.   More books by Aphra Behn. Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister. The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume II. The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume III. Oroonoko was a prince of the African country Coramantien who secretly married his true love, and while he was away at war, she was selected by his grandfather, the king, as one of his wives. /5(5).

    Oroonoko is a short novel by Aphra Behn (J - Ap ), published in , concerning the love of its hero, an enslaved African in Surinam in the s, and the author's own experiences in the new South American colony/5(93). Aphra Behn [Aphara] (14 December ? – 16 April ) was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, she broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for later generations of women authors.


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Aphra Behn has books on Goodreads with ratings. Aphra Behn’s most popular book is Oroonoko. Aphra Behn: A Secret Life is a revised and updated reissue of the biography by Janet Todd (A Man of Genius), the British scholar, biographer and novelist.

Behn is a tricky subject for any by: Published in"Oroonoko, or the History of the Royal Slave," is considered not only Aphra Behn's masterpiece but also a dramatic step in the evolution of the novel as a literary expression. There are several layers to the story making it exotic, intriguing, and compassionate/5().

Published in"Oroonoko, or the History of the Royal Slave," is considered not only Aphra Behn's masterpiece but also a dramatic step in the evolution of the novel as a literary expression.

There are several layers to the story making it exotic, intriguing, and compassionate/5(). Aphra Behn book. Read 29 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

‘All women together ought to let flowers fall upon Alphra Behn book tomb of Aphra Beh. "Oroonoko" by Aphra Behn is an important work of western literature. Published init follows the tragic love story of Oroonoko and Imoinda, two Coromantin lovers.

The two young people fall deeply in love with each other and are secretly married. Yet the king also loves Imoinda, and commands that she become a part of his harem/5(4). Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

Woolf wrote, "All women together, ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds." Vita Sackville-West called Behn 'an inhabitant of Grub Street with the best of them, a phenomenon never seen and furiously resented.' She was, as Felix/5.

Aphra Behn, English dramatist, fiction writer, and poet who was the first Englishwoman known to earn her living by writing. Behn’s fiction included the short novel Oroonoko (), her best-known book; the multipart epistolary novel Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister (–87); and The Fair Jilt ().

WORKS OF APHRA BEHN: VOLUME VII, THE PLAYS, (Works of Aphra Behn) Aphra Behn. Out of Stock. Aphra Behn is remembered in Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own: "All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds." Novels selected for this book: Oroonoko.

Wikipedia - Aphra Behn. Wikipedia Book - The Rover (Part One) Standard CD cover. M4B audio book (87mb) Download cover art Download CD case insert. The Rover (Part One) Aphra BEHN ( - ) The Rover, or The Banish'd Cavaliers, is a play in two parts written by the English author Aphra Behn.

The first part features multiple plot lines. Aphra Behn (c. ), born in Kent, England, claimed to have visited the British colony of Surinam, where Oroonoko is set. She wrote poetry, short stories, stage plays, and political 3/5(11). Aphra Behn eBooks.

Buy Aphra Behn eBooks to read online or download in PDF or ePub on your PC, tablet or mobile device. Aphra Behn was among the wittiest and most prolific playwrights of her dayThe Rover is the most popular of Behn's plays, a comedy set in a 17th century Spanish colony during carnival time.

Scenes of infidelity, elopement and seduction are juxtaposed with images of elaborate sword play creating a mood of frantic, endless celebration. In The Rover, Behn recreates a male-dominated society but. Aphra Behn's Oroonoko is theorized in style and format to possibly be one of the first novels in English, connecting the worlds of Europe, Africa, and America in a tale that is common in plot but uncommon in character.

Written by the so-called "bad girl" of her time, Behn's novel explores firs the foreign world of Coramantien and its royalty.3/5. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Rover or The Banish'd Cavaliers is a play in two parts that is written by the English author Aphra Behn.

It is a revision of Thomas Killigrew 's play Thomaso, or The Wanderer (), and depicts the amorous adventures of a Place premiered: Duke's Theatre, Dorset Gardens, London. Carnival is the background for one of Aphra Behn's best known plays.

Behn was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. She was one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, breaking cultural barriers and serving as a literary role model for later generations of women authors/5. The Rover roamed the English stage for a century and has been rediscovered in our own time as a theatrical masterpiece of wit and daring.

Aphra Behn (?) combined dramatic genius and training with personal experience that gave her rare insight into manners and roles. She spied on the Dutch for the English king and was once imprisoned for 4/5(1). Aphra Behn was a major British author from the Restoration era, writing under the pastoral pseudonym Astrea.

As a leading dramatist, coterie poet, translator and proto-novelist, she contributed many important literary works. She was also one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, breaking cultural barriers, and serving as a literary role model for later generations of.

Aphra Behn, the poet, playwright, novelist and political satirist was the first truly professional woman writer in English. This selection, edited and introduced by Professor Janet Todd, demonstrates the full sophistication and vitality of Aphra Behn's genius.

It contains the plays The Rover and The Widow, Ranter (the first English play to be set in the American colonies) together with Love.Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave is a short work of prose fiction by Aphra Behn (–), published in by William Canning and reissued with two other fictions later that year.

The eponymous hero is an African prince from Coramantien who is tricked into slavery and sold to British colonists in Surinam where he meets the : Aphra Behn (–). Whenever Aphra Behn is written about, Virginia Woolf's entreaty is usually pulled out to act as the opening line: "All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it.