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Behn, Aphra 1640-1689

Overview
Works: 1,537 works in 4,742 publications in 7 languages and 82,841 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Sources  Biographies  Poetry  Drama  Romans à clef 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Correspondent, Interviewee
Classifications: PR3317, 822.4
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Oroonoko by Aphra Behn( )

150 editions published between 1688 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 5,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, the story of an African prince's enslavement by British colonists and his journey from West Africa to the Caribbean, is the first literary work in English to portray the global interactions of that interlocking structure that came to be known as "the triangular trade." This edition features a generous selection of thematically organized historical materials that illuminate the three corners of the Atlantic triangle: West Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. Excerpts from contemporary literary works by Ben Jonson, John Dryden, Richard Steele, and Daniel Defoe enrich our understanding of the literary contexts for Behn's portrayal of "blackness" in Oroonoko, and selections from later dramatizations of Oroonoko demonstrate the evolution of British attitudes toward racial difference in the century following the publication of Behn's work."--Jacket
The rover by Aphra Behn( Book )

93 editions published between 1677 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rover Aphra Behn A rollicking Restoration comedy-the most performed and most studied by the increasingly admired first ever woman playwright, Aphra Behn."--BOOK JACKET
Love-letters between a nobleman and his sister : with the history of their adventures. In three parts by Aphra Behn( )

62 editions published between 1708 and 2013 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary letters between a man and his sister-in-law
The city-heiress, or, Sir Timothy Treat-all : a comedy : as it is acted at His Royal Highness his theatre by Aphra Behn( )

22 editions published between 1682 and 2016 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedic play concerning an heiress
The novels of Mrs. Aphra Behn by Aphra Behn( Book )

28 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Aphra Behn by Aphra Behn( Book )

13 editions published between 1915 and 1992 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rover ; The feigned courtesans ; The lucky chance ; The emperor of the moon by Aphra Behn( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love-letters between a nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn( Book )

32 editions published between 1687 and 2018 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Love-Letters depicts the desire for erotic domination at the heart of aristocratic Restoration culture - possibly of any culture, ' writes Janet Todd in her Introduction. As the novel unfolds, the innocence of Behn's young protagonist Silvia, evident in the sincerity and passion of her love-letters, is undermined; seduction is followed by disillusionment, and Silvia transforms herself into a female rake, bent on conquest rather than love. Portraying a world in which individual appetite rules and all authority is in doubt, Love-Letters brilliantly dramatizes the perverse and anarchic nature of desire
An adaptation of the Rover (The banished cavaliers) by Aphra Behn( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rover Aphra Behn A rollicking Restoration comedy-the most performed and most studied by the increasingly admired first ever woman playwright, Aphra Behn."--Jacket
Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes by Fontenelle( )

12 editions published between 1688 and 2012 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this charming and witty dialogue translated by the first professional woman writer in English, a 17th century astronomer staying at the chateau of a beautiful Marchioness accompanies her into her garden at night and introduces her to the new discoveries of astronomy. Although more than 300 years old, Fontenelle's dialogues in a garden over five nights are still a surprisingly painless way to learn about the sun, the moon, the planets, and the stars, even though new planets were later discovered and modern science has filled out many details Fontenelle could not have known. Only the confidence with which he discusses inhabitants of the planets, the moon, and even the sun is now seen as misplaced. This is no lecture, but a conversation with the cut and thrust of intelligent argument as the Marchioness challenges each of the astronomer's assertions and requires him to explain the evidence. Fontenelle's work has been through the hands of many different translators, but Aphra Behn's translation, one of the earliest, adds the feminine wit of a leading dramatist to the work, in the first modern edition of this translation."--P. [2] of cover
Oroonoko : an authoritative text, historical backgrounds, criticism by Aphra Behn( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Oroonoko, the rover, and other works by Aphra Behn( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works by "the first truly professional woman writer in English."
The poetry of Aphra Behn. "where there is no novelty, there can be no curiosity." by Aphra Behn( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Aphra Behn. "God makes all things good ; man meddles with 'em and they become evil." by Aphra Behn( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of oracles, and the cheats of the pagan priests : in two parts by Fontenelle( )

14 editions published between 1688 and 1986 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pindarick on the death of our late sovereign : with an ancient prophecy on his present Majesty by Aphra Behn( )

22 editions published between 1685 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in many masks: as altered by J.P. Kemble, from Mrs. Behn's Rover, and first acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, March 8th, 1790 by Aphra Behn( )

30 editions published between 1790 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the histories and novels by Aphra Behn( )

37 editions published between 1698 and 1979 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town-fopp, or, Sir Timothy Tawdrey : a comedy : as it is acted at His Royal Highness the Duke's theatre by Aphra Behn( )

14 editions published between 1677 and 1983 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedic play about arranged marriage
Oroonoko, and other writings by Aphra Behn( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most complete collection of the work of Aphra Behn (1640-89) available, this volume contains Oroonoko and five other works of fiction ranging from comedy and high melodrama to tragedy. The works included: The Fair Jilt, Memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam, The History of the Nun, The Adventure of the Black Lady, and The Unfortunate Bride, are complemented by a generous selection of her poetry from public political verse to lyrics and witty conversation poems
 
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Oroonoko
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The roverThe novels of Mrs. Aphra BehnThe rover ; The feigned courtesans ; The lucky chance ; The emperor of the moonLove-letters between a nobleman and his sisterAn adaptation of the Rover (The banished cavaliers)Oroonoko : an authoritative text, historical backgrounds, criticismOroonoko, the rover, and other worksOroonoko, and other writings
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