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Aphra Behn
Birth date: July 10, 1640
Died: April 16, 1689
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Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 2 years ago
The English prose novel as we know it today is an amazingly recent invention. Its rise began only in the seventeenth century thanks to writers like Daniel Defoe (c.1660-1731), Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)… and Aphra Behn (1640-1689) whose work was rediscovered only in the early twentieth century (»»» ...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 7 years ago
I quite liked this book and would have probably given it a 5 had it not been for the racist depictions in the book. Behn depicts the protagonist, Oroonoko, as being extremely regal and handsome because of his European nose and straight hair, among other things. I guess since the book was written in ...
My Bookathone
My Bookathone rated it 8 years ago
This is the types of books, which I love the most - the one with quick-story, packed-action! There are a few books, which anchor you from the first line itself. Oroonoko comes into that category - the novel starts at description of the usefulness of 18th century slaves, defining the process of acqui...
Return to Oz
Return to Oz rated it 8 years ago
Racism, pro-slavery and the first female author and first author to get paid for her works.Read it for English class, did not like it one bit.
Burning Impossibly Bright
Burning Impossibly Bright rated it 8 years ago
Well, I had to read this one for my Restorations class, and I'm gonna admit, I'm not a big fan. I didn't hate it, but I definitely wasn't pulled into the story. I just didn't enjoy the way that Behn told it. I'm not a fan of books that are overly descriptive, and I like to get to know the narrator....
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