While I enjoyed the story, I must admit that I enjoyed reading the introduction and footnotes even more.
Aphra Behn is credited not only with developing the pioneering female narrative but for addressing the inequality between men and women in the seventeenth century.
The footnotes in this version are a great help but the context of the story is enough for most readers to not get lost in archaic language.
Although it seems like this story could have been true it is a sad testament to the cruelty of mankind is such oppressive situations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hermitess
I had to read this for a colonial lit class, and while it had some interesting concepts to analyze in class, it was super boring to read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adella
A view of slavery written in the 18th century, and assigned as part of a college literature class. It is hard to say "I enjoyed it" because much of its content is painful. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David H. Birley
An interesting read. I purchased this for a class I was taking. It seems to be full of exaggeration, taking full advantage of controlling the story, and is fairly predictable.Published 4 months ago by Ronnie Earle
Behn doesn't quite pull off a this messy novella about an enslaved African prince who heroically refuses to allow his unborn child be born into slavery... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Byrd
Oroonoko was written by Aphra Behn an early female writer who was able to live by means her plays, poetry and this later novella. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Julianne Quaine
This book is, by all accounts, Aphra Behn’s most famous work. She wrote erotic poetry and plays but this ‘novel’ is why her name lives on in the 21st century. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Christopher Sullivan
early example of a book written to protest slavery and to show that western society is in many ways barbaricPublished 11 months ago by Bill