Lover's Watch or the Art of Making Love

Lover's Watch or the Art of Making Love

by Aphra Behn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843910748

ISBN-13: 2901843910748

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Hesperus Press


As a beautiful and sought-after woman, Iris is well aware of the hours of reflection and sighing due to her—and of the dangers and temptations that await a man whose lover is absent. Thus, the hour between 8 and 9, before Damon is enjoined to rise, may be spent in “Agreeable Reverie,” of which the principle subject would be, of course, Iris,

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As a beautiful and sought-after woman, Iris is well aware of the hours of reflection and sighing due to her—and of the dangers and temptations that await a man whose lover is absent. Thus, the hour between 8 and 9, before Damon is enjoined to rise, may be spent in “Agreeable Reverie,” of which the principle subject would be, of course, Iris, while 5 o’clock is the hour of “Dangerous Visits,” when Damon will be prey to the wiles and machinations of his female acquaintances. Interspersed with exquisite—and instructive—verse, The Lover’s Watch is an ironic, sharp-witted observation of the universal manners of love as well as an invaluable manual for all eager suitors. Proto-feminist Aphra Behn was the first female professional writer in the English language; the author of many plays, she also wrote the highly regarded philosophical novel Oroonoko.

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ISBN-13:
2901843910748
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104

Table of Contents

The Lover's Watch1
Notes91
Biographical note93

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