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Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave (Unabridged)
     

Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave (Unabridged)

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by Aphra Behn
 

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

This ebook is a short novel by Aphra Behn (1640–1689), published in 1688, concerning the love of its hero, an enslaved African in Surinam in the 1660s, and the author's own experiences

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

This ebook is a short novel by Aphra Behn (1640–1689), 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 one of the earliest English novels. Interest in it has increased since the 1970s, critics arguing that Behn is the foremother of British women writers, and that Oroonoko is a crucial text in the history of the novel.

Aphra Behn (baptised 14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, the first English professional female literary writer. Her writing contributed to the amatory fiction genre of British literature. Along with Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood, she is sometimes referred to as part of "The fair triumvirate of wit."

Behn's work Oroonoko (1688) is critically acknowledged as important to the development of the English novel. She was also a key writer in seventeenth century theatre. She is perhaps best known to modern audiences for her short novel.

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ISBN-13:
9788074842887
Publisher:
e-artnow Editions
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
350,610
File size:
353 KB

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Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (A Norton Critical Edition) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although it seems like this story could have been true it is a sad testament to the cruelty of mankind is such oppressive situations. There have always been champions of good in the past, but they are too far and few between and unfortunately, they rarely have the power to prevent such violence as described herein. This story was probably told with the hope of preventing such events from taking place over and over again. It may have been the author¿s intent to shed light on what oppressive conditions existed in the colonial atmosphere of the day. The events that take place in the story are sad and depressing; some of the characters are shown in a very negative light, but the writing of the story may have been the only recourse the author had of bringing such atrocities to light for the general public of that era.
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