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Oroonok, The Rover and Other Works (edition 1688)

by Aphra Behn

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Title:Oroonok, The Rover and Other Works
Authors:Aphra Behn
Info:Penguin Books Ltd (1992), Penguin Classics Series, Paperback, 384 pages
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Of this book, I've only read the novella "Oroonoko", at least for now, for my "Addressing the Past" lectures. It was mentioned on my "Introduction to the Novel" course as one of the first real English novels, so I was pretty interested to try reading it anyway. I'd never heard of Aphra Behn before, but I was intrigued to find out that so early a novelist was a woman.

The story of Oroonoko is quite interesting in itself, but given what course I'm reading it for, I find it interesting to wonder how much of it might be based on fact. It's surprisingly easy to read, for so early a text, and not all that long. Worth a read, if you're interested in early fiction and colonial fiction. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
The Rover is my favorite play of all time and is included in this volume. ( )
  wolffe | Apr 9, 2010 |
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