The Works Of Aphra Behn (1915)

ISBN 13: 9781164445777

The Works Of Aphra Behn (1915)

 
9781164445777: The Works Of Aphra Behn (1915)
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Born in the first few decades of the seventeenth century, Aphra Behn is one of early literature s best-known female writers. Behn had the lucky distinction of being able to support herself strictly by her pen, something unheard of for women of her time. Throughout her long career, she wrote in various formspoetry, plays, proseand is known as a member of the fair triumvirate of wit alongside fellow scribes Eliza Haywood and Delarivier Manley. Although little is known about her early life, Behn s father held a post as lieutenant governor of Surinam, and Behn s experiences during her stay most likely formed the basis for her most famous work, Oroonoko. Behn was also a popular dramatist in her time, penning critical successes like The Rover and The Feigned Courtesans. Her literary exploits aside, Behn is also known to have acted as a political spy for King Charles II of England during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. Behn died in 1689, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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'admirably scholarly ... we can look forward to further volumes in the Pickering series, for we need well-edited and clear copies of most of Behn's plays, and much of her fiction.' London Review of Books '... these three volumes [vols 5-7] conclude a labour which has provided modern scholars with a version of Aphra Behn's writings that they can, finally, do business with - a circumstance which would no doubt have gratified and appeased the author's sense of professional duty.' Times Literary Supplement

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