Oroonoko

Oroonoko

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The most complete collection of the work of Aphra Behn (1640-89) available, this volume contains Oroonoko and five other works of fiction ranging from comedy and high melodrama to tragedy. The works included--The Fair Jilt, Memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam, The History of the Nun, The Adventure of the Black Lady, and The Unfortunate Bride--are complemented by a generous selection of her poetry from public political verse to lyrics and witty conversation poems.show more

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  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 116.84 x 182.88 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192828924
  • 9780192828927

Table of contents

Part 1 Prose: Oroonoko; The fair jilt; Memoirs of the court of the King of Bantam; The history of the nun; The adventure of the black lady; The unfortunate bride. Part 2 Poetry: song - Love armed; On a juniper tree, cut down to make busks; A ballad on Mr J.H. to Amoret, asking why I was so sad; song - The invitation; song - When Jemmy first began to love; On the death of the late Earl of Rochester; To Mrs W. on her excellent verses; The disappointment; The dream - a song; A letter to a brother of the pen in tribulation; song - On her loving two equally; The counsel - a song; song - The surprise; On Mr J.H. in a fit of sickness; the cabal at Nickey Nackeys; song - Cease, cease, Amynta to complain; On the death of E. Waller, Esquire; To Mr Creech (under the name of Daphnis); A letter to Mr Creech at Oxford, written in the last great frost; To Lysander, who made some verses on a discourse of love's fire; On the first discovery of falsehood in Amintas; from "Of Plants, Book VI"; from "Aesop's Fables (LXXI and LXXXVII)"; A pindaric on the death of our late sovereign; On desire - a pindaric; A pindaric to Mr P. who sings finely; To Alexis in answer to his poem against fruition; To the fair Clarinda, who made love to me, imagined more than woman; To Lysander, on some verses he writ; A pindaric poem to the Reverend Doctor Burnet.show more

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