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Aphra Behn

Richard B Geyer

Aphra Behn

restoration dramatist

by Richard B Geyer

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Behn, Aphra, -- 1640-1689,
  • Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Richard B. Geyer
    The Physical Object
    Pagination117 leaves ;
    Number of Pages117
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14668003M

    Aphra Behn [Aphara] (; [Note 1] 14 December ? – 16 April ) was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, she broke cultural barriers and served as a . The play opens in Naples, where two Spanish sisters Helena and Florinda, discuss their father is away, they are under the watchful eye of their brother, Don ladylike Florinda is in love with the noble but impoverished British cavalier Belvile while witty Hellena is supposed to become a nun, but longs for love. Don Pedro enters and announces that their father wishes.

    Aphra Behn, née Johnston () was a Restoration poet, novelist, playwright, feminist and spy, considered by many to be the first English professional female writer. Unappreciated for years, she is now rightly regarded as a highly talented.   Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave is a novel by Aphra Behn (). Aphra Behn was the first woman writer in England to make a living by her .

    Aphra Behn was a major British author from the Restoration era, writing under the pastoral pseudonym Astrea. As a leading dramatist, coterie poet, translator and proto-novelist, she contributed many important literary works. She was also one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, breaking cultural barriers, and serving as a literary role model for later generations of. Description. Oroonoko was a ground-breaking prose fiction piece published by Aphra Behn at the end of her career. It achieved remarkable public success and is to this day one of Behn’s best-known works. Genre and adaptation. Oroonoko is an important early example of the novel only does it employ a first person narrative from a female perspective, but it also tackles some of the.


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Aphra Behn () 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.

Oroonoko is a short work of prose fiction by Aphra Behn concerning the love of its hero, an enslaved African in Surinam in the s, and the author's own experiences in the new South American colony. Behn worked for Charles II as a spy during the outset of the Second Dutch War, ending up destitute when she returned to England, and even spending time in a debtors' prison, because Charles /5(42).

Aphra Behn has books on Goodreads with ratings. Aphra Behn’s most popular book is Oroonoko. Aphra Behn, English dramatist, fiction writer, and poet who was the first Englishwoman known to earn Aphra Behn book living by writing.

Behn’s fiction included the short novel Oroonoko (), her best-known book; the multipart epistolary novel Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister (–87); and The Fair Jilt ().

Aphra Behn (AF-ra Ben) was a popular playwright and dabbly novelist in the late s, part of the gap between Shakespeare and novels. Bawdy, free-thinking, perpetually broke, perversely royalist, and probably atheist, she fell badly out of favor in the next few centuries and is now making a tepid comeback - tepid because as much as we'd love to have a radical(ish) female protonovelist in the 3/5.

Oroonoko was a prince of the African country Coramantien who secretly married his Aphra Behn book love, and while he was away at war, she was selected by his grandfather, the king, as one of his wives.

The lovers kept their secret as long as they could, but when they were discovered, the wife was sold as a slave. Oroonoko himself was later tricked into /5(5).

Aphra. or Afra, Aphara, Ayfara, Behn () Whether Mrs. Behn was born at Canterbury or Wye is not certain. Nor is it certain whether her maiden name was Johnson or Amis. It is now also contested whether she ever went out to Surinam, of which, we are told by her earliest biographer, her father w as appointed Go vernor Size: KB.

Early Modern Women's Writing: An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics) Aphra Behn $ - $ Aphra Behn was a prolific and well established writer but facts about her remain scant and difficult to confirm.

What can safely be said though is that Aphra Behn is now regarded as a key English playwright and a major figure in Restoration theatre.

Aphra was born into the rising tensions to the English Civil War. Obviously a time of much division and difficulty as the King and Parliament. The best-known work by Aphra Behn, Oroonoko is an important contribution to the development of the novel in it predates the British abolition movement by more than a century, it is also an early depiction of the dehumanizing racial violence of slavery; Oroonoko tells of a noble African prince enslaved and taken to Surinam, where he leads a violent revolt of the : Dover Publications.

Behn, Aphra () - Restoration dramatist, novelist, and poet; she was the first English woman to earn her living as a writer. Behn served as a spy in Antwerp and was imprisoned for a time for debt. The Rover () - Behn’s best-known comedy is an entirely and openly rewritten version of Thomas Kili-grew’s “Thomaso, or The Wanderer.”.

The Aphra Behn: Poems Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

Aphra Behn (c. ), born in Kent, England, claimed to have visited the British colony of Surinam, where Oroonoko is wrote poetry, short stories, stage plays, and political propaganda for the Tory party, as well as her great amorous and political novel, Love Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister.

Janet Todd is Francis Hutcheson Professor of English Literature at the 3/5(11). Oroonoko’s noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction.

One of the most influential English novels in history, Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko was the first book to express sympathy for African slaves. Like with Shakespeare and his play Othello (), Behn’s racist perspectives on non-white cultures complicate her treatment of her subject—the tragic life of a royal slave trying to escape slavery.

While it isn’t clear that the narrator’s tepid attitude toward slavery as a normal social practice matches Behn’s own ideas of the institution, what is clear is that Oroonoko itself does. About Aphra Behn. Aphra Behn (c. –), born in Kent, England, claimed to have visited the British colony of Surinam, where Oroonoko is set.

She wrote poetry, short stories, stage plays, and political propaganda for the Tory party, as well as her great More about Aphra Behn. Whenever Aphra Behn is written about, Virginia Woolf's entreaty is usually pulled out to act as the opening line: "All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it.

Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave PART TWO: OROONOKO; OR, THE ROYAL SLAVE: CULTURAL CONTEXTS 1. Adaptations of Oroonoko Thomas Southerne, from Oroonoko, a Tragedy 2.

Literary Contexts Aphra Behn, The Golden Age. A Paraphrase on a Translation out of the French Aphra Behn, To the Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love to Me, Imagin'd More Than Woman4/5(1).

Aphra Behn, one of the most influential dramatists of the late seventeenth century, was also a celebrated poet and novelist. Her contemporary reputation was founded primarily on her "scandalous" plays, which she claimed would not have been criticized for impropriety had a man written them.

The Rover by Aphra Behn. Digital Rights Management (DRM) The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it.

Buy a cheap copy of Oroonoko book by Aphra Behn. This long-awaited Norton Critical Edition of Aphra Behn’s best-known and most influential work makes available the original text, the only text published in Free shipping over $/5(5).Aphra Behn was among the wittiest and most prolific playwrights of her dayThe Rover is the most popular of Behn's plays, a comedy set in a 17th century Spanish colony during carnival time.

Scenes of infidelity, elopement and seduction are juxtaposed with images of elaborate sword play creating a mood of frantic, endless celebration. In The Rover, Behn recreates a male-dominated society but.Soon after, Aphra Behn finished her first book of poetry, which appeared as Poems Upon Several Occasions in also saw the publication of Love Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister, a Roman à clef loosely based on a contemporary affair, and a pioneer on the field of the epistolary novel.

Both works were enormously popular and went.