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Oroonoko
     

Oroonoko

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by Aphra Behn
 

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Oroonoko is a short novel by Aphra Behn (June 10, 1640 - April 16, 1689), published in 1688, concerning the love of its hero, an enslaved African in Surinam in the 1660s, and the author's own experiences in the new South American colony. It is generally claimed (most famously by Virginia Woolf) that Aphra Behn was the first professional female author in English,

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Oroonoko is a short novel by Aphra Behn (June 10, 1640 - April 16, 1689), published in 1688, concerning the love of its hero, an enslaved African in Surinam in the 1660s, and the author's own experiences in the new South American colony. It is generally claimed (most famously by Virginia Woolf) that Aphra Behn was the first professional female author in English, living entirely by her own earnings. While this is not entirely true, Behn was the first professional female dramatist, as well as one of the first English novelists, male or female. The novel concerns Oroonoko, the grandson of an African king, who falls in love with Imoinda, the daughter of that king's top general. Oroonoko is now the most studied of Aphra Behn's novels.

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BN ID:
2940013226463
Publisher:
Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date:
10/29/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
167 KB

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Oroonoko 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I read this in a Women's Lit. class I was taking, and this story is so moving. I was in tears when I finished the story. This story gives you insight on how a Black man was robbed of his freedom and fell into the chains of slavery. His death along with his wife is moving. It is a Romantic/ Tragedy novel.