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Oroonoko : or, The Royal Slave - Aphra Behn


or, The Royal Slave

By: Aphra Behn, Lore Metzger (Introduction by)


Published: 17th May 1997
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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.

ISBN: 9780393312058
ISBN-10: 0393312054
Series: Critical Editions Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 17th May 1997
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 14.6  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1