Oroonoko : an authoritative text, historical backgrounds, criticism / Aphra Behn ; edited by Joanna Lipking.

By: Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689
Contributor(s): Lipking, Joanna
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: A Norton critical editionPublisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1997Edition: 1st edDescription: xvi, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cmISBN: 0393970140 (pbk.)Subject(s): Slaves -- Fiction | Slave trade -- History -- Sources | Slave trade in literature | Slave trade -- Fiction | Slavery in literature | Princes -- Fiction | Caribbean Area -- Fiction | Suriname -- Fiction | Africa -- FictionGenre/Form: Didactic fiction. DDC classification: 823.4 ORO LOC classification: PR3317 | .O7 1997Online resources: OCLC
Contents:
The text of Oroonoko, or The royal slave: a true history -- Historical backgrounds -- Criticism -- Aphra Behn: a chronology. Contents of "Criticism" section: To Anne Wharton / Bishop Burnet (December 19, 1682) -- To the admir'd Astrea / Charles Cotton (1686) -- A pindarick to Mrs. Behn on her poem on the coronation / written by a lady -- The "Athenian Society" to a woman's love query (1694) -- Dedication to Oroonoko / Thomas Southerne (1696) -- Memoirs on the life of Mrs. Behn / written by a gentlewoman of her acquaintance (1696) -- [Excerpt] from The lives of the poets / Theophilus Cibber, et al. (1753) -- [Excerpt] from Biographia Britannica / Andrew Kippis (1780) -- [Excerpt] from The progress of romance / Clara Reeve (1785) -- [Excerpt] from Lockhart's Life of Scott / Walter Scott (1837) -- Literary garbage (1872) -- Impassioned protest / Algernon Swinburne (1894) -- A very inflammable disposition / George Saintsbury (1913) -- A born Bohemian / V. Sackville-West (1927) -- The freedom of the mind / Virginia Woolf (1929) -- An astonishing masterpiece / George Sherburn (1948) -- The earliest American novel: Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / William C. Sprengemann -- The woman novelist as heroine / Jane Spencer -- Truth, falsehood, and fiction in Oroonoko / Robert L. Chibka -- The romance of empire: Oroonoko and the trade in slaves / Laura Brown -- The other problem with women: reproduction and slave culture in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / Charlotte Sussman -- Gender and the heroics of endurance in Oroonoko / Mary Beth Rose.
Summary: Presents the original 1688 text of the classic work by Aphra Behnabout the slave trade in the seventeenth century, and includes textual notes, historical backgrounds on settlers, slaves, and slavers, opinions on slavery by John Locke and others, and critical essays.
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823.309 MCO 2002 The origins of the English novel, 1600-1740 / 823.33 ANG 2007 A golden age / 823.33 ANG 2007 A golden age / 823.4 ORO 1997 Oroonoko : 823.4 ORO 1997 Oroonoko : 823.4 ORO 1997 Oroonoko : 823.409 HAM Making the novel :

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-272).

The text of Oroonoko, or The royal slave: a true history --
Historical backgrounds --
Criticism --
Aphra Behn: a chronology. Contents of "Criticism" section: To Anne Wharton / Bishop Burnet (December 19, 1682) --
To the admir'd Astrea / Charles Cotton (1686) --
A pindarick to Mrs. Behn on her poem on the coronation / written by a lady --
The "Athenian Society" to a woman's love query (1694) --
Dedication to Oroonoko / Thomas Southerne (1696) --
Memoirs on the life of Mrs. Behn / written by a gentlewoman of her acquaintance (1696) --
[Excerpt] from The lives of the poets / Theophilus Cibber, et al. (1753) --
[Excerpt] from Biographia Britannica / Andrew Kippis (1780) --
[Excerpt] from The progress of romance / Clara Reeve (1785) --
[Excerpt] from Lockhart's Life of Scott / Walter Scott (1837) --
Literary garbage (1872) --
Impassioned protest / Algernon Swinburne (1894) --
A very inflammable disposition / George Saintsbury (1913) --
A born Bohemian / V. Sackville-West (1927) --
The freedom of the mind / Virginia Woolf (1929) --
An astonishing masterpiece / George Sherburn (1948) --
The earliest American novel: Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / William C. Sprengemann --
The woman novelist as heroine / Jane Spencer --
Truth, falsehood, and fiction in Oroonoko / Robert L. Chibka --
The romance of empire: Oroonoko and the trade in slaves / Laura Brown --
The other problem with women: reproduction and slave culture in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / Charlotte Sussman --
Gender and the heroics of endurance in Oroonoko / Mary Beth Rose.


Presents the original 1688 text of the classic work by Aphra Behnabout the slave trade in the seventeenth century, and includes textual notes, historical backgrounds on settlers, slaves, and slavers, opinions on slavery by John Locke and others, and critical essays.

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