Oroonoko Or the Royal Slave

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Echo Library, Mar 1, 2009 - Fiction - 72 pages
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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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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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One of the first works which can really be considered a novel, this story follows an African prince as he and his love are sold into slavery. A very interesting, startlingly 'novel' (HAHA look pun ... 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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