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WORKS OF APHRA BEHN

Aphra Behn

WORKS OF APHRA BEHN

VOLUME II, LETTERS BETWEEN A NOBLEMAN AN (1684-7)

by Aphra Behn

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Published by Ohio State University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Short Stories (single author),
  • English Renaissance Literature (1500-1700),
  • Women As Authors (English Literature),
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literature: Classics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages473
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11352534M
    ISBN 100814206107
    ISBN 109780814206102

    She died in By Behn had become attached to the Court, possibly through the influence of Thomas Culpepper and other associates of influence, where she was recruited as a political spy to Antwerp by Charles II. At this point, Behn took up writing to support herself financially. This Visit recompenses all our Loss, You've made it in a time you may redeem The Opinion your Absence almost forfeited. Both male and female anthologists and historians of women routinely condemned her. He kills me with his Looks.

    It was an instant success, going through many reprints, and was even adapted for the stage by Thomas Southerne in A new Philosophy inspir'd by Nature, And much above whatever Geron taught. Money had to be borrowed for Behn to return to London, where a year's petitioning of Charles for payment went unheard, and she ended up in a debtor's prison. The novels were inspired by a contemporary scandal, which saw Lord Grey elope with his sister-in-law Lady Henrietta Berkeley. InBehn published the work for which she is chiefly known today: Oroonoko, a short novel about a noble slave and his tragic love. And render'd up these Rivals to my Power.

    Her plays were staged frequently and attended by the King. This becomes especially complex since her identification with the narrator is grounded partly in her exploitation of her public persona, her readers' awareness of her as 'that notorious woman playwright', and partly in her use of the story as a form of autobiography of her unknown early personal life. It is notable for its exploration of slavery, race, and gender. Much of her work decries the unequal treatment of women in her era, and she suffered the consequences of these claims by enduring harsh criticism and even arrest.


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WORKS OF APHRA BEHN book

Her juggling of this unsettling combination of display, revelation, and mask problematises the relationship between fact and fiction, life and works throughout her work, and explains the drive for biographers not just to state the facts about her works, but also to make judgments about her life.

After a three-year publication pause, Behn published four plays in close succession. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany.

She says of this: "I entertain'd him [Oroonoko] with the Lives of the Romans, and great Men, which charm'd him to my Company; and her [Imoinda]with teaching her all the pretty Works that I was Mistress of; and telling her Stories of Nuns Behn is two things here: a champion of women, and a writer whose literary skill in describing the arts of love in her poetry and fiction is inextricably, and problematically, linked to her personal sexual experience.

Who is Aphra Behn?

Much early criticism emphasized her unusual status as a female writer in a male-dominated literary world; more recent criticism has offered more thorough discussions of her works. Behn countered these public attacks in the prefaces of her published plays.

She begins the account by declaring that: "I was myself an Eye-witness to a great Part of what you will find here set down; and what I could not be Witness of, I receiv'd from the Mouth of the Chief Actor in this History Early s: The Bloomsbury Group and Behn as a Woman It was not until the early twentieth century that things began to change.

It is notable for its exploration of slavery, race, and gender. Nell Gwyn, the famed actress and mistress to King Charles II, came out of retirement to play the role of the whore, Angelica Bianca 'white angel'.

These two emphases are both rooted in a sense of Behn not as a constructor of imaginative fiction but as a model: an exemplar. Behn became heavily involved in the political debate about the succession.

Both works were enormously popular and went through several contemporary printings. Alas, Sir, have I hurt you? While she was preceded by numerous female writers, notably Katharine Philips and Margaret CavendishBehn was the first to consider herself a writer by profession, one "forced to write for Bread and not ashamed to owne it.

In this fiction, we see Behn clearly inserting herself into the narrative, as both agent and observer. You are displeas'd, Sir. Why do you sigh, Sir? But yet, I will obey,--give me the Wine.

That none shall know the Fallacy. The London audience, mainly Tory sympathisers, attended the plays in large numbers. For 'tis impossible to be imagin'd He parted hence with any Thought of Life. She returned to England in and married a merchant named Behn; he died or the couple separated soon after.

She was born Aphra Johnson, possibly in Canterbury, in December, This may be due to intentional obscuring on Behn's part. What says he? Like Sackville-West's Behn, Woolf's version is presented as rather coarse: she is a fascinating woman, rather than an artist, who could not attain true literary excellence because of her class-bound need to make a living.

Madam, I do not use t'abuse your Credit.

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Aphra Behn, one of the most influential dramatists of the late seventeenth century, was also a celebrated poet and novelist. Her contemporary reputation was founded primarily on her "scandalous" plays, which she claimed would not have been criticized for impropriety had a man written them.

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