The Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn
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Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn by Derek Hughes
Book DescriptionTraditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration. She provided more plays for the stage than any other author and greatly influenced the development of the novel with her ground-breaking fiction, especially Love-Letters between a Nobleman and his Sister and Oroonoko, the first English novel set in America. Behn's work straddles the genres: beside drama and fiction, she also excelled in poetry and she made several important translations from French libertine and scientific works. This Companion discusses and introduces her writings in all these fields and provides the critical tools with which to judge their aesthetic and historical importance. It also includes a full bibliography, a detailed chronology and a description of the known facts of her life. The Companion will be an essential tool for the study of this increasingly important writer and thinker.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521820196
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Versions of Blackness, Hardback (July 2007)
This edition presents a new edition of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, with unprecedentedly full and informative commentary.
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This book examines the play writing career of Aphra Behn explaining her often dominant place in the complex theatrical culture of Charles II's reign, her divided political sympathies, and her interests as a free thinking intellectual.
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This is a critical study of the surviving plays originally written and staged in England between 1660 and 1700. Each text is analyzed in terms of its political, social and intellectual background. There is also extensive discussion of the contribution of women dramatists.
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Author Biography - Derek Hughes
Derek Hughes is Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Janet Todd is Francis Hutcheson Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow.
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