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- DescriptionWhen Prince Orooko's passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Suriname. Orooko's ble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. One of the most influential English vels in history, Aphra Behn's Orooko was the first book to express sympathy for African slaves. Rewned for the respect and tenderness Behn gave each of her characters, this is the best-remembered work by the author.
- Author BiographyAPHRA BEHN (c. 1640-1689), born in Kent, England, claimed to have visited the British colony of Surinam, where Oroonoko is set. She wrote poetry, short stories, stage plays, and political propaganda for the Tory party, as well as her great amorous and political novel, Love Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister.
- Author(s)Aphra Behn
- PublisherMelville House Publishing
- Date of Publication14/08/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationBrooklyn
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMelville House Publishing
- Weight121 g
- Width127 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine10 mm
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