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The Cambridge companion to Aphra Behn

Author: Derek Hughes; Janet Todd
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration. During the 1670s and 1680s, she provided more plays for the stage than any other author, and greatly influenced the development of the novel. Behn's work straddles the genres of drama, fiction, poetry, and translation. With its full bibliography, detailed chronology, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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History
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Named Person: Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Hughes; Janet Todd
ISBN: 0521820197 9780521820196 0521527201 9780521527200
OCLC Number: 55044488
Description: xxii, 248 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Aphra Behn : the documentary record / Mary Ann O'Donnell --
Behn, women, and society / Susan Staves --
Aphra Behn and the Restoration theatre / Derek Hughes --
The political poetry of Aphra Behn / Melinda S. Zook --
Behn's dramatic response to Restoration politics / Susan J. Owen --
Tragedy and tragicomedy / Janet Todd and Derek Hughes --
Behn and the unstable traditions of social comedy / Robert Markley --
The Cavalier myth in The Rover / Helen M. Burke --
'The story of the heart' : Love-letters between a noble-man and his sister / Ros Ballaster --
Oroonoko : reception, ideology, and narrative strategy / Laura J. Rosenthal --
'Others', slaves, and colonists in Oroonoko / Joanna Lipking --
The short fiction (excluding Oroonoko) / Jacqueline Pearson --
Pastoral and lyric : Astrea in Arcadia / Jessica Munns --
Aphra Behn's French translations / Line Cottegnies.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Derek Hughes and Janet Todd.
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An invaluable 2004 guide to Aphra Behn, including a chronology, bibliography, and essays on her life and works.  Read more...

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