Oroonoko: Or, The Royal Slave

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First published in 1688, Oroonoko, or, The Royal Slave is a short, politically charged novella by the Restoration playwright - and spy - Aphra Behn, and is arguably one of the founding texts of the novel form. Purporting to chart the life of an African prince, Oroonoko, who is tricked into slavery and taken to South America, the narrative follows the Prince through his trials of love, loss and rebellion. Vying for the title of the first English novel - and certainly the first to be read as an indictment of the treatment of Africans - Oroonoko has all the hallmarks of Behn's stage works, which are widely considered to be amongst the most important of the Restoration period.

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£7.99  £7.43
Publisher
Renard Press Ltd
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781913724115

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