Oroonoko

ISBN-10: 0140439889
ISBN-13: 9780140439885
Edition: 2003
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Description: When Prince Oroonokos 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. Oroonokos noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

When Prince Oroonokos 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. Oroonokos noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. Inspired by Aphra Behns visit to Surinam, Oroonokoreflects the authors romantic views of native peoples as being in the first state of innocence, before man knew how to sin. The novel also reveals Behns ambiguous attitude toward slavery: while she favored it as a means to strengthen Englands power, her powerful and moving work conveys its injustice and brutality.

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