1300 36 33 32

Aphra Behn was England's first professional woman writer, but her status as a major author has only recently become clear. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, Behn was denigrated for her 'unwomanly' subject matter and intellectual immodesty. In the twentieth century she has been increasingly viewed as an important dramatist and poet of the Restoration and a founder of the English novel. This book sets Behn firmly in an historical context of political factions, theatre developments and colonial encounters, and includes chapters on each of the genres in which she wrote: drama, fiction, poetry and translation, and on other aspects of her life, from her publishing struggles to her involvement in American slavery. It is an important resource for those studying seventeenth-century English literature and drama, and to those interested in the development of women's writing.

Buy Aphra Behn Studies book by Janet Todd from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521471695
ISBN-10: 0521471699
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Aphra Behn Studies book by Janet Todd and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author Janet Todd

Lady Susan Plays the Game by Janet Todd

Lady Susan Plays the Game

Paperback, July 2016
Man of Genius by Janet Todd

A Man of Genius

Hardback, March 2016
Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen by Janet Todd

The Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen

Hardback, February 2015
Mary Wollstonecraft by Janet Todd

Mary Wollstonecraft

Paperback, April 2014