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- DescriptionThe first woman in England to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn (1640-1689) combines memoir, exotic travel narrative, and romance to tell the story of the ble Orooko, a black man who begins life as a prince and ends it as a slave. The tale depicts the overthrow of a hero by a civilization that considers itself superior to him. Taken up by reformers in the long battle against the slave trade, reprinted and imitated countless times, Orooko remains a popular tale that introduces powerful themes onto the literary stage.
- Author BiographyAphra Behn flourished in the cosmopolitan world of the London playhouse and the court. It was she, Virginia Woolf wrote, who earned [women] the right to speak their minds.
- Author(s)Aphra Behn
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication28/05/1997
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Out-of-print date28/08/2016
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight110 g
- Width140 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Introduction byLore Metzger
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