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Oroonoko, the Rover and Other Works

By: Behn, Aphra

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/14/2012

Seller ID: 9780140433388

ISBN: 0140433384

Condition: USED


'We are bought and sold like apes or monkeys, to be the sport of women, fools, and cowards, and the support of rogues'When Prince Oroonoko's passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko's noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. Inspired by Aphra Behn's visit to Surinam, Oroonoko (1688) reflects the author's romantic view of Native Americans as simple, superior peoples 'in the first state... View more info

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Oroonoko

By: Behn, Aphra

Price: $3.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140439885

ISBN: 0140439889

Condition: USED


When Prince Oroonoko's passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko's noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. Inspired by Aphra Behn's visit to Surinam, Oroonoko reflects the author's romantic views of native peoples as being in "the first state of innocence, before man knew how to sin." The novel also reveals Behn's ambiguous attitude toward slavery: while she favored it as a means to stre... View more info

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Rover

By: Behn, Aphra

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780413668806

ISBN: 0413668800

Condition: USED


Aphra Behn was among the wittiest and most prolific playwrights of her day The 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 responds with clear-sighted and sympathetic portrayal of the female predicament. The female voice gave the play a distinctiveness in its time and portrays "the fine line drawn and doodled around... View more info

Oroonoko, the Rover and Other Stories

By: Behn, Aphra

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780132386258

ISBN: 0132386259

Condition: USED


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Oroonoko

By: Behn, Aphra

Price: $4.00

Publisher: BEDFORD BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780312108137

ISBN: 0312108133

Condition: USED


This edition of Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko" features a generous selection of thematically organized historical materials including explorers' descriptions of the "new world" of the Caribbean; planters' accounts of the sugar colonies; firsthand accounts of the slave trade from Dutch and English traders and abducted Africans; and early abolitionist publications by Europeans and former slaves. Excerpts from works by Ben Jonson, John Dryden, Richard Steele, and Daniel Defoe enrich students' understanding of the literary contexts for Behn's portrayal of "blackness" in "Oroonoko." View more info

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Rover, The (Second Edition)

By: Behn, Aphra/Russell, Anne (ed)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/1/2015

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781551112145

ISBN: 1551112140

Condition: USED


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