Oroonoko Or the Royal Slave
And turning to the men that had bound him, he said, "My friends, am I to die, or to be whipped?" And they cried, "Whipped! no, you shall not escape so well." And then he replied, smiling, "A blessing on thee"; and assured them they need not tie him, for he would stand fixed like a rock, and endure death so as should encourage them to die; "But, if you whip me," said he, "be sure you tie me fast."
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Review: OroonokoUser Review - kaelan - Goodreads
It is important to realize that at the time Oroonoko was written, our modern concept of the novel simply didn't exist. This perhaps excuses several of the more glaring 'problems' with this work. I ... Read full review
Review: Oroonoko, or, The Royal SlaveUser Review - Vasha7 - Goodreads
Aphra Behn was the first English woman to support herself by writing, by dint of plays and tales of sentiment and sensation like Oroonoko (1688). It is a heroic novel, featuring a most manly, noble ... Read full review