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Oroonoko, (A Norton Critical Edition)

Aphra Behn (Author), Joanna Lipking (ed.)

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ISBN 10: 0393970140 / ISBN 13: 9780393970142
Published by W.W. Norton & Company/Viva Books, 2010
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This long-awaited Norton Critical Edition of Aphra Behn’s best-known and most influential work makes available the original 1688 text, the only text published in her lifetime. The editor supplies explanatory annotations and textual notes. "Historical Backgrounds" is an especially rich collection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century documents about colonists and slaves of the New World. Topically arrangedâ€""Montaigne on America," "The Settling of Surinam," "Observers of Slavery, 1654-1712," ‘After Oroonoko: Noble Africans in Europe," and "Opinions on Slavery"â€"these selections create a revealing context for Behn’s unusual story Illustrations and maps are added. "Criticism" begins with an overview of responses to Behn and Oroonoko, from learned and popular writers of her time to Sir Walter Scott and Virginia Woolf, among others. Current critical interpretations are by William C. Spengemann, Jane Spencer, Robert L. Chibka, Laura Brown, Charlotte Sussman, and Mary Beth Rose. A Selected Bibliography and Chronology of Behn’s life are included. Contents: The Text of Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave: A True History • Textual Notes • Historical Backgrounds • Joanna Lipking • The New World of Slaveryâ€" An Introduction • Colonizers and Settlers: First Views • [Montaigne on America] • From Of Cannibals • From Of Coaches • [The Settling of Surinam] • Lord Willoughby to Lady Willoughby (1651) • [Lord Willoughby’s Prospectus for Settlers to Surinam] • [The Company of Royal Adventurers to Lord Willoughby (1663)] • Observers of Slavery, 1654â€"1712 • Antoine Biet • [They Came Here in Order to Become Wealthy] • Henry Whistler • [They and Their Seed] • Jean Baptiste Du Tertre • [A Servitude for Life] • From Great Newes from the Barbadoes • [Fatal Conspiracy] • Hans Sloane • [A Very Perverse Generation] • Christopher Codrington • [All Born Heroes] • [Mr. Gamble to Governor Codrington] • [Governor Codrington to the Council of Trade and Plantations] • Jean Barbot • [Three Accounts] • [A Wholly Remarkable Meeting] • [Sharing the Hardship] • [Together Again, tho’ in Bondage] • After Oroonoko: Noble Africans in Europe • Thomas Southeme • From Omonoko: A Tragedy • Richard Steele • The Lover, No. 36 • [Captain Tom, or Adomo Oroonoko Tomo] • [Tomo at Theater and Court (1731)] • [Investigation: Commissioners for Trade and Plantations] • [Captain William Snelgrave’s Account (1734)] • [Archibald Dalzel’s Summation (1793)] • John Whaley • On a Young Lady’s Weeping at Oroonoko • [Oroonoko in France: The La Place Adaptation] • [The "Prince" and the Play] • [From The Gentleman’s Magazine, February 1749] • [Wylie Sypher on the Prince and Zara] • [Horace Walpole to Horace Mann] • Opinions on Slavery • [A Declaration by the Barbados Colonists (1651)] • John Locke • From Two Treatises of Government (1690) • From The First Treatise • From The Second Treatise: Of Civil Government Opinion in Periodicals (1735) • The Speech of Moses Bon Sáam • The Answer of Caribeus to Moses Bon Sáam • Samuel Johnson • [To Boswell: Dictated Brief to Free a Slave (1777)] • Olaudah Equmno • From The Life of Olaudah Equhino (1789) • Criticism • Responses to Behn and Oroonoko, 1682â€"1948 • Bishop Bumet • [To Anne Wharton, December 19, 1682] • Charles Cotton • "To the Admir’d Astrea" (1686) • From A Miscellany of New Poems (1688) • "A Pindarick to Mrs. Behn on her Poem on the Coronation," Written by a Lady • [A Session of Poets (ca. 1688)] • The Athenian Mercury • [The "Athenian Society" to a Woman’s Love Query (1694)] • Thomas Southerne • Dedication to Oroonoko (1696) • "Memoirs on the Life of Mrs. Behn," Written by a Gentlewoman of Her Acquaintance (1696) • Theophilus Cibber, et al. • From Lives of the Poets (1753) • Andrew Kippis • From Biographia Britannica (1780) • Clara Reeve • From The Progress of. Bookseller Inventory # 8714

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Title: Oroonoko, (A Norton Critical Edition)

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company/Viva Books

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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Synopsis:

This long-awaited Norton Critical Edition of Aphra Behn’s best-known and most influential work makes available the original 1688 text, the only text published in her lifetime.

The editor supplies explanatory annotations and textual notes.

"Historical Backgrounds" is an especially rich collection of seventeenth-and eighteenth-century documents about colonizers and slaves in the new world. Topically arranged-"Montaigne on America," "The Settling of Surinam," "Observers of Slavery, 1654–1712," "After Oroonoko: Noble Africans in Europe," and "Opinions on Slavery"-these selections create a revealing context for Behn’s unusual story. Illustrations and maps are also included.

"Criticism" begins with an overview of responses to Behn and Oroonoko, from learned and popular writers of her time to Sir Walter Scott and Virginia Woolf, among others. Current critical interpretations are by William C. Spengemann, Jane Spencer, Robert L. Chibka, Laura Brown, Charlotte Sussman, and Mary Beth Rose.

A Chronology of Behn’s life and a Selected Bibliography are included.

About the Author:

Aphra Behn flourished in the cosmopolitan world of the London playhouse and the court. It was she, Virginia Woolf wrote, "who earned [women] the right to speak their minds."

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