Oroonoko by Aphra Behn


byAphra Behn, Janet Todd

Kobo ebook | October 30, 2003

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Aphra Behn, the poet, playwright, novelist and political satirist was the first truly professional woman writer in English. This selection, edited and introduced by Professor Janet Todd, demonstrates the full sophistication and vitality of Aphra Behn's genius. It contains the plays The Rover and The Widow, Ranter (the first English play to be set in the American colonies) together with Love Letters to a Gentleman, a choice of poems and two short novels - The Fair Jilt and Oroonoko - which are among the most innovative prose writings of the seventeenth century.

Title:OroonokoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 30, 2003Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141915986

ISBN - 13:9780141915982

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fantastic for its time, but dull in a contemporary context This book, for the time it was written, is bold and brave and an unapologetic condemnation of slavery. In a contemporary context, it's rather dull. The writing is concise, making it a great, quick read for those crazy people who participate in reading challenges (I am one of these people) or for a class assignment. But that same conciseness means that the writing is overly direct without any embellishment for the sake of maintaining the reader's interest.
Date published: 2017-03-10