Oroonoko, Prince Of Abyssinia

Oroonoko, Prince Of Abyssinia

by Aphra Behn


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Aphra Benn was a phenomenon: a lone female who was by turns a well-respected playwright, a spy, a convict, and the author of 'Oroonoko', the first English novel. Behn tells the (reputedly true) story of an African Prince, betrayed into slavery, who tires of the perfidy of the whites and leads a slave revolt for freedom - with tragic consequences. The atrocities Behn described shocked Restoration England and greatly advanced the cause of abolitionism. Behn's innovative novel also gave females a literary voice; as Virginia Woolf wrote "...it was she who earned [women] the right to speak their minds."

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ISBN-13: 9781907523779
Publisher: Aziloth Books
Publication date: 12/31/2010
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.22(d)

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