Aphra Behn - S. J. WisemanNorthcote House, Tavistock, 1996, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
First in this, paperback, edition. Published in association with The British Council.
From the cover: “The new series of Writers And Their Work continues a tradition of innovative critical studies introducing writers and their contexts to a wide range of readers. Drawing upon the most recent thinking in English studies, each book considers biographical material, examines modern criticism, includes a detailed bibliography, and offers a concise and original reappraisal of a writer’s major work.
During a writing career from the Restoration (1660) to the so-called Glorious Revolution (1688-9) Aphra Behn was prolific in all the commercial genres of her time and treated the most controversial issues of her day — sexual and cultural difference, slavery, politics, and money. As well as giving a full textual and contextual analysis of her best known plays and prose — The Rover, Oroonoko, Love Letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister — this study offers extended treatment of plays such as The Lucky Chance and The City Heiress in relation to the sexual and national politics of the Restoration as well as a critical evaluation of Behn’s hitherto relatively neglected political and erotic poetry.”