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Oroonoko : an authoritative text, historical backgrounds, criticism

Author: Aphra Behn; Joanna Lipking
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1997.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the original 1688 text of the classic work by Aphra Behnabout the slave trade in the seventeenth century, and includes textual notes, historical backgrounds on settlers, slaves, and slavers, opinions on slavery by John Locke and others, and critical essays.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Sources
Didactic fiction
Named Person: Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aphra Behn; Joanna Lipking
ISBN: 0393970140 9780393970142
OCLC Number: 35741952
Description: xvi, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The text of Oroonoko, or The royal slave: a true history --
Historical backgrounds --
Criticism --
Aphra Behn: a chronology. Contents of "Criticism" section: To Anne Wharton / Bishop Burnet (December 19, 1682) --
To the admir'd Astrea / Charles Cotton (1686) --
A pindarick to Mrs. Behn on her poem on the coronation / written by a lady --
The "Athenian Society" to a woman's love query (1694) --
Dedication to Oroonoko / Thomas Southerne (1696) --
Memoirs on the life of Mrs. Behn / written by a gentlewoman of her acquaintance (1696) --
[Excerpt] from The lives of the poets / Theophilus Cibber, et al. (1753) --
[Excerpt] from Biographia Britannica / Andrew Kippis (1780) --
[Excerpt] from The progress of romance / Clara Reeve (1785) --
[Excerpt] from Lockhart's Life of Scott / Walter Scott (1837) --
Literary garbage (1872) --
Impassioned protest / Algernon Swinburne (1894) --
A very inflammable disposition / George Saintsbury (1913) --
A born Bohemian / V. Sackville-West (1927) --
The freedom of the mind / Virginia Woolf (1929) --
An astonishing masterpiece / George Sherburn (1948) --
The earliest American novel: Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / William C. Sprengemann --
The woman novelist as heroine / Jane Spencer --
Truth, falsehood, and fiction in Oroonoko / Robert L. Chibka --
The romance of empire: Oroonoko and the trade in slaves / Laura Brown --
The other problem with women: reproduction and slave culture in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / Charlotte Sussman --
Gender and the heroics of endurance in Oroonoko / Mary Beth Rose.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Aphra Behn ; edited by Joanna Lipking.
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This long-awaited Norton Critical Edition of Aphra Behn's best-known and most influential work makes available the original 1688 text, the only text published in her lifetime.  Read more...

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