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Title The Cambridge companion to Aphra Behn / edited by Derek Hughes and Janet Todd
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 248 pages)
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature
Contents Aphra Behn: the documentary record / Mary Ann O'Donnell -- Behn, women, and society / Susan Staves -- Aphra Behn and the Restoration theatre / Derek Hughes -- The political poetry of Aphra Behn / Melinda S. Zook -- Behn's dramatic response to Restoration politics / Susan J. Owen -- Tragedy and tragicomedy / Janet Todd and Derek Hughes -- Behn and the unstable traditions of social comedy / Robert Markley -- The Cavalier myth in The Rover / Helen M. Burke -- 'The story of the heart': Love-letters between a noble-man and his sister / Ros Ballaster -- Oroonoko: reception, ideology, and narrative strategy / Laura J. Rosenthal -- 'Others', slaves, and colonists in Oroonoko / Joanna Lipking -- The short fiction (excluding Oroonoko) / Jacqueline Pearson -- Pastoral and lyric: Astrea in Arcadia / Jessica Munns -- Aphra Behn's French translations / Line Cottegnies
Summary Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration, providing more plays for the stage than any other author and greatly influencing the development of the novel. Behn's work straddles the genres of drama, fiction, poetry and translation. With its full bibliography, detailed chronology and a description of the known facts of her life, this Companion will be an essential tool for the study of this increasingly important writer and thinker
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
English Literature.
Languages & Literatures.
Women and literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Hughes, Derek, 1944-
Todd, Janet, 1942-
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0511221606 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511221606 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)