Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources

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This annotated bibliography constitutes a thoroughly revised and more easily readable study of Behn's publications, of those edited or translated by her, of publications that included her works, and of writings ascribed to her, along with an annotated bibliography of over 1600 works about her from 1671 to 2001, with an unannotated update covering 2002.

The augmented primary bibliography describes all known editions and issues of her works to 1702 and adds a catalogue of editions...

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Overview

This annotated bibliography constitutes a thoroughly revised and more easily readable study of Behn's publications, of those edited or translated by her, of publications that included her works, and of writings ascribed to her, along with an annotated bibliography of over 1600 works about her from 1671 to 2001, with an unannotated update covering 2002.

The augmented primary bibliography describes all known editions and issues of her works to 1702 and adds a catalogue of editions to 2002, including on-line sources. The secondary bibliography adds close to 1000 items published since 1984 to the original 600 of the first edition along with about 175 more from 1671 to 1984, with attention to materials not in English. New appendices include a list of dedicatees, actors, recent productions (with reviews), and provenances.

This volume will be invaluable for book dealers, collectors and librarians, as well as students and scholars of Aphra Behn and of Restoration literature.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Primary Bibliography: Section A: complete works by Aphra Behn: The Forc'd Marriage
The Amorous Prince
The Dutch Lover
Abdelazer
The Town-Fopp
The Rover
Sir Patient Fancy
The Feign'd Curtizans
The Second Part of The Rover
The False Count
The Roundheads
Prologue to Like Father, Like Son
The City-Heiress
Prologue to Romulus
The Young King
Prologue to Valentinian
Love-Letters between a Noble-Man and His Sister
Poems upon Several Occasions
A Pindarick on the Death of Our Late Sovereign
A Poem Humbly Dedicated to Catherine Queen Dowager
A Pindarick Poem on the Happy Coronation of James II
Love Letters from a Noble Man to His Sister
The Emperor of the Moon
The Luckey Chance
To the Illustrious Prince Christopher Duke of Albemarle
The Amours of Philander and Silvia
Congratulatory Poem on the Universal Hopes for a Prince of Wales
The Fair Jilt
A Poem to Sir Roger L'Estrange
A Congratulatory Poem on the Happy Birth of the Prince of Wales
Oroonoko
Three Histories
To Poet Bavius
A Congratulatory Poem to Her Sacred Majesty Queen Mary
A Pindaric Poem to the Reverend Doctor Burnet
The Lucky Mistake
The History of the Nun
The Widdow Ranter
The Younger Brother
The Histories and Novels
The Unfortunate Bride
The Wandring Beauty
Histories, Novels, and Translations
Plays
Section BA: Works edited or translated by Behn: Covent Garden Drolery
Miscellany
La Montre
Lycidus
Agnes de Castro
The History of Oracles and the Cheats of the Pagan Priests
A Discovery of NewWorlds
The Land of Love
Section BB: works written or edited by others that include works by Behn: The Six Days Adventure
Windsor Drollery
A Collection of Poems Written upon Several Occasions
London Drollery
Methinks the Poor Town
The Last and Best Edition of New Songs
Ovid's Epistles
Rochester's Poems upon Several Occasions
Young Jemmy
Beauties Triumph
The Loves of Jockey and Jenny
Ephelia's Female Poems on Several Occasions
Wit and Drollery
The Compleat Courtier
Romulus and Hersilia
De Natura Rerum
Valentinian
The Way to Make All People Rich
The Loyal Garland
The Sacrifice
A Modern Essay on the Tenth Satyr of Juvenal
Æsop's Fables
Poems to the Memory of Edmond Waller
Cowley's Six Books of Plants
The History of Adolphus
Miscellany Poems upon Several Occasions
Poems on Affairs of State
The Muses Mercury
Familiar Letters of Love, Gallantry, and Several Occasions
Section CA: attributions with some validity: The Debauchee
The Counterfeit Bridegroom
The Revenge
Section CB: other attributions or works containing attributions:The Westminster Drollery
The Woman Turn'd Bully
Parthenia's Complaint
The English Princess
The Lives of Sundry Notorious Villains
Hattigé
Floriana
The Perplex'd Prince
The Loves of Damon and Sappho
The Ten Pleasures of Marriage
On the Martyrdom of Charles I
Shaftsbury's Farewel
Algernoon Sidneys Farewel
An Elegy on the Earl of Essex
Upon the Marriage of Prince George of Denmark
Five Love-letters Written by a Cavalier
The Confession of the New Married Couple
The Duke of Monmouth's Kind Answer
"On Mr. Dryden, Renegate"
Rebellions Antidote
To the Memory of Buckingham
Dialogue
Love Letters Between Polydorus and Messalina
The Vision
The Restor'd Maidenhead
A New Song Sung in Abdelazer
Chorus Poetarum
The Town Rakes
A Companion for the Ladies-Closets
The Dramatick Works of George Duke of Buckingham
The Secondary Bibliography
Appendices
Indexes.

"Ms. O'Donnell's Bibliography should help support her theme that Behn 'deserves' the 'Fame she longed for'" The Scriblerian

"O'Donnell's bibliography is thorough, accurate, and useable, valuable to all students of Restoration literature" Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

"the most concrete and reliable information we now have on this author" Rocky Mountain Review, Vol. 43, No. 4

"this is a major contribution to the bibliography of an important Restoration author." Choice

"an essential addition to library collections on Restoration literature and drama" American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 18

Author Biography: Mary Ann O'Donnell is professor of English and dean of the School of Arts at Manhattan College. She has written extensively on Aphra Behn. The first edition of this work was published in 1986.

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