Oroonoko: The Royal Slave

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Aug 15, 2008 - Fiction
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Oroonoko: This is a classic story about the horrors of slavery. It is about a Coromantien (Ghanaian) prince who, through his courage and integrity, acquires respect in his circle and even amongst the prisoners he takes in battle. The plot takes an unexpected turn when the white slave traders eventually take Oroonoko captive. Later he is sold into slavery in South America.

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User Review  - aethercowboy - LibraryThing

Oroonoko is quite possibly, and arguably so, one of the earliest American novels. This Norton critical edition goes above and beyond the original work by including annotations, critical essays, as ... Read full review

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User Review  - lalaland - LibraryThing

Short novel, but a great one! I really enjoyed the love story. Read full review

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Aphra Behn flourished in the cosmopolitan world of the London playhouse and the court. It was she, Virginia Woolf wrote, "who earned [women] the right to speak their minds.

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