Oroonoko and Other Stories

by Aphra Behn | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9783829009027 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglamelemonwing of București, Wallachia Romania on 11/30/2010
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winglamelemonwing from București, Wallachia Romania on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
So thrilling to have found this one :) both a TBR and a thematic read. There are seven short stories looking forward to being read.

Journal Entry 2 by winglamelemonwing at București, Wallachia Romania on Monday, March 07, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (3/7/2011 UTC) at București, Wallachia Romania


On its way to Finland :) Have a nice holiday, Annimanni :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, March 14, 2011
Received with thanks! The book was waiting for me when I got back from The Canaries :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, August 31, 2018
Received this book a few days ago. Thank you so much for sending it out to me, Annimanni!

Journal Entry 5 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, August 31, 2018
Short contents:
When Prince Oroonoko's passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko's noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction.

Inspired by Aphra Behn's visit to Surinam, Oroonoko reflects the author's romantic views of native peoples as being in "the first state of innocence, before man knew how to sin." The novel also reveals Behn's ambiguous attitude toward slavery: while she favored it as a means to strengthen England's power, her powerful and moving work conveys its injustice and brutality.

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