Oroonoko and Other Writings

Oroonoko and Other Writings

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'I value fame almost as much as if I had been born a hero'. (Preface to The Lucky Chance). Aphra Behn (1640-89) achieved both fame and notoriety in her own time, enjoying considerable success for her plays and for her short novel Oroonoko, the story of a noble slave who loves a princess. Acclaimed by Virginia Woolf as the first English woman to earn her living by the pen, Behn's achievements as a writer are now acknowledged less equivocally than in the seventeenth… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: OUP Oxford (February 26, 2009)

Collection: Oxford World's Classics

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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