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Oroonoko, or, the Royal Slave
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1508013152
Pages: 40
Year: 2018-03-22
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Oroonoko
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442945370
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Year: 2008-08-15
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Oroonoko: This is a classic story about the horrors of slavery. It is about a Coromantien (Ghanaian) prince who, through his courage and integrity, acquires respect in his circle and even amongst the prisoners he takes in battle. The plot takes an unexpected turn when the white slave traders eventually take Oroonoko captive. Later he is sold into slavery in South America.
A Study Guide for Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko"
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410354806
Pages: 33
Year: 2016-06-29
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A Study Guide for Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Oroonoko: a Tragedy
Author: Thomas Southerne
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Year: 1712
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Oroonoko: the Royal Slave
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365143899
Pages: 82
Year: 2016-05-26
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Abducted into Slavery, Separated from His Love Forever Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave is a short work of prose fiction by Aphra Behn (1640-1689), published in 1688 by William Canning and reissued with two other fictions later that year. The eponymous hero is an African prince from Coramantien who is tricked into slavery and sold to British colonists in Surinam where he meets the narrator. Behn's text is a first person account of his life, love, rebellion and execution. This short novel was based on the author's own experiences in the new South American colony. It is one of the earliest English novels. Interest in it has increased since the 1970s, critics arguing that Behn is the foremother of British women writers, and that Oroonoko is a crucial text in the history of the novel. Aphra Behn (baptised 14 December 1640 - 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, the first English professional female literary writer.
Oroonoko
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612193250
Pages: 128
Year: 2014-08-12
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The bestselling story by a legendary female writer--a tale of love, slavery, and rebellion. 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. One of the most influential English novels in history, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko was the first book to express sympathy for African slaves. Based partly on Behn's childhood in Suriname, Oroonoko depicts the love of Prince Oroonoko, the grandson of an African king, for Imoinda, the daughter of the king's top general. She refuses to leave Oroonoko to become the king's wife, and dies in his arms. Renowned for the respect and tenderness Behn gave each of her characters, this is the best-remembered work by the author.
Oroonoko and Other Writings
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191509213
Pages: 320
Year: 2009-02-26
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'I value fame almost as much as if I had been born a hero'. (Preface to The Lucky Chance). Aphra Behn (1640-89) 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 equivocally than in the seventeenth century. As well as Oroonoko, this volume contains five other works of fiction ranging from comedy and high melodrama to tragedy. The Fair Jilt, Memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam, The History of the Nun, The Adventure of the Black Lady, and The Unfortunate Bride are complemented by a generous selection of her poetyr, ranging from public political verse to lyrics and witty conversation poems. This selection demonstrates Behn's range, as well as her wit, compassion, and interest in the question of identity and self-representation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Oroonoko, the Rover and Other Works
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141958871
Pages: 400
Year: 2003-08-28
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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 of innocence, before men knew how to sin’. The novel also reveals Behn’s ambiguous attitude to African slavery – while she favoured it as a means to strengthen England’s power, her powerful and moving work conveys its injustice and brutality.
Aphra Behn's Oroonoko
Author: Biyi Bandele-Thomas
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ISBN: 1872868258
Pages: 105
Year: 1999
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Oroonoko was written by Aphra Behn in 1688. This adaptation was first performed on April 7th 1999 by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Oroonoko and Other Stories
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: Konemann
ISBN:
Pages: 272
Year: 1999-01-01
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A Royal Slave as Colonial Criticism in Aphra Behn’s "Oroonoko"
Author: Alexandra Baum
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656863423
Pages: 15
Year: 2014-12-18
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Freiburg (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Aphra Behn’s narrative "Oroonoko or the Royal Slave" was published one year before her death in 1688 at a time when the Atlantic Slave Trade and African Slavery were in full blossom as a result of European Colonialism. The story is about the curious case of the gallant prince Oroonoko who got pulled into slavery and was deported to the British colony of Surinam in the 1660’s. Behn’s work combines different genres of texts such as the travel narrative, the romance but most importantly social criticism. Although Oroonoko is regarded as a literary work by many scholars that has advanced and supported the cause for the abolition of slavery in Britain as well as in it’s colonies, it is in fact a non anti-slavery text. The author does not touch the pressing issue of slavery as such because she presents us with a rare and exceptional kind of slave. Nevertheless, the book clearly illustrates through the depiction of its hero the injustice, cruelty and arbitrariness of slavery that has been brought upon the African peoples by European Colonialism. In this paper I will show Behn’s unusual presentation of a royal slave in order to criticize British Colonialism, first, by giving a brief overview on Transatlantic African slavery that is portrayed in early modern literature, second, by analyzing the depiction of slaves in Behn’s narrative with a special focus on Oroonoko the royal slave, and finally by illustrating Behn’s necessity for choosing a tragic hero, who could have never been protected from the depths of slavery by his royal status.
Approaches to Teaching Behn's Oroonoko
Author: Mary Ann O'Donnell
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 160329127X
Pages: 227
Year: 2014
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Once merely a footnote in Restoration and eighteenth-century studies and rarely taught, Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave (1688), by Aphra Behn, is now essential reading for scholars and a classroom favorite. It appears in general surveys and in courses on early modern British writers, postcolonial literature, American literature, women's literature, drama, the slave narrative, and autobiography. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," provides not only resources for the teacher of Oroonoko but also a brief chronology of Behn's life and work. In part 2, "Approaches," essays offer a diversity of perspectives appropriate to a text that challenges student assumptions and contains not one story but many: Oroonoko as a romance, as a travel account, as a heroic tragedy, as a window to seventeenth-century representations of race, as a reflection of Tory-Whig conflict in the time of Charles II.
Oroonoko
Author: Aphra Aphra Behn
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520637497
Pages: 68
Year: 2017-02-18
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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Formatted for e-reader Illustrated About Oroonoko by Aphra Behn Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave is a prose fiction by Aphra Behn. The eponymous hero is an African prince from Coramantien who is tricked into slavery and sold to British colonists in Surinam where he meets the narrator. Behn's text is a first person account of his life, love, rebellion and execution. Behn, often cited as the first known professional female writer, was a successful playwright, poet, translator and essayist. She began writing prose fiction in the 1680s, probably in response to the consolidation of theatres that led to a reduced need for new plays. Published less than a year before she died, Oroonoko is sometimes described as one of the earliest English novels. Interest in it has increased since the 1970s, with critics arguing that Behn is the foremother of British women writers, and that Oroonoko is a crucial text in the history of the novel. Plot Summary: Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave is a relatively short novel concerning the Coromantin grandson of an African king, Prince Oroonoko, who falls in love with Imoinda, the daughter of that king's top general. "Coromantee people" were Akan slaves brought from present-day Ghana, a polyglot band known for their rebellious nature. The king, too, falls in love with Imoinda. He gives Imoinda the sacred veil, thus commanding her to become one of his wives, even though she was already married to Oroonoko. After Imoinda unwillingly spends time in the king's harem (the Otan), Oroonoko plans a tryst with the help of the sympathetic Onahal and Aboan. They are eventually discovered, and because she has lost her virginity, Imoinda is sold as a slave. The king's guilt, however, leads him to falsely inform Oroonoko that she has been executed, since death was thought to be better than slavery. Later, after winning another tribal war, Oroonoko is betrayed and captured by an English captain, who planned to sell him and his men as slaves. Oroonoko and his men were carried to Surinam, at that time an English colony based in the West Indies. Unbeknownst to Oroonoko, Imoinda is at the same plantation. The two lovers are reunited under the new Christian names of Caesar and Clemene.
Oroonoko
Author: Susan B. Iwanisziw
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: 0754606597
Pages: 369
Year: 2006
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Examining the postcolonial applications of Aphra Behn's re-entry into the literary canon, this edition presents seven 18th-century versions of the play and one poem. All texts are supplemented by original paratextual commentary, if that is known, and prefaced by a brief editorial commentary. The tradition of stage adaptations of Oroonoko clearly shows the responsiveness of this series to studies of authorship, gender, genre and theatricality, class and race.
Oroonoko: Or the History of the Royal Slave
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 151833122X
Pages: 117
Year: 2018-03-22
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Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite. Oroonoko, written by Aphra Behn in the 17th century, is a classic work of prose fiction about an enslaved African in a South American colony.