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Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave (Paperback)
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Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave (Paperback)

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The 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 noble Oroonoko, 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, Oroonoko remains a popular tale that introduces powerful themes onto the literary stage.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393312058
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 110 g
Dimensions: 211 x 140 x 8 mm

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“let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn”

This book is, by all accounts, Aphra Behn’s most famous work. She wrote erotic poetry and plays but this ‘novel’ is why her name lives on in the 21st century. I placed the word novel in inverted commas as academics... More

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