Aphra Behn, the incomparable Astrea

  • 92 Pages
  • 1.29 MB
  • English
Gerald Howe , London
Behn, Aphra, -- 1640
Other titlesAphra Behn
Statementby V. Sackville-West.
SeriesRepresentative women
The Physical Object
Pagination92 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14211622M

Aphra Behn (/ ˈ æ f r ə b ɛ n /; bapt. 14 December – 16 April ) was an English playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration one of the first English women to earn her living the incomparable Astrea book her writing, she broke cultural barriers and served as a Born: Canterbury, Kingdom of England.

Aphra Behn, the Incomparable Astrea book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Meet Aphra Behn, aka The Incomparable Astrea, Who Will Be at Gucci’s Resort Show in London Years After She Died “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra.

Get this from a library. Aphra Behn, the incomparable Astrea. [V Sackville-West]. Get this from a library. Aphra Behn: the incomparable Astrea. [V Sackville-West; J Gower Parks; Gerald Howe Ltd,; William Brendon and Son,].

The following study of Aphra Behn does not pretend to be either detailed or exhaustive. All the available material has already been collected by the Rev. Montague Summers into his Memoir of Mrs.

Behn, prefixed to his edition of her works, and I have therefore thought it unnecessary to crowd a very slight sketch with every scrap of information or reference. Aphra Behn, the incomparable Astrea Hardcover – by Vita SACKVILLE-WEST (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Vita The incomparable Astrea book. Aphra Behn, one of the most influential dramatists of the late seventeenth century, was also a celebrated poet and novelist. Her contemporary reputation was founded primarily on her "scandalous" plays, which she claimed would not have been criticized for impropriety had a man written them.

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Trent University Library : Aphra Behn has books on Goodreads with ratings. Aphra Behn’s most popular book is Oroonoko. Aphra Behn, the incomparable Astrea Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

Reprint of the ed "The works of Aphra Behn": p. [90] Bibliography: p. [93] Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Pages: Astraea, Astrea or Astria (Ancient Greek: Ἀστραίᾱ; "star-maiden" or "starry night"), in ancient Greek religion, is a daughter of Astraeus and is the virgin goddess of justice, innocence, purity and precision.

She is closely associated with the Greek goddess of justice, Dike (daughter of Zeus and Themis).She is not to be confused with Asteria, the goddess of the stars and the. However, the niche that “the Incomparable Astrea” had carved out was to prove a permanent one.

Aphra Behn Many female playwrights and authors would follow in her footsteps, their profession no longer the scandal it would have been. Yet Aphra Behn herself wound up being minimised, in the centuries to : Ciaran Conliffe.

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The Pickering Masters: The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. 2: Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister (–7) Ed. Janet Todd () The Pickering Masters: The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol.

3: The Fair Jilt and Other Short Stories. Janet Todd () The Pickering Masters: The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. 4: Seneca Unmasqued and Other Prose.

Aphra Behn (baptized 10 July - 16 April ) was an English poet, playwright, and novelist, one of the earliest English professional female writers. Her writing contributed to the amatory fiction genre of British literature. Behn was the daughter of a barber named Johnston, but went with a relative whom she called father to Surinam, of which he had been appointed Governor.

He, however Born: Aphra Johnson 10 July Wye, Kent. Oroonoko is a short novel by Aphra Behn (J - Ap ), published inconcerning the love of its hero, an enslaved African in Surinam in the s, and the author's own experiences in the new South American colony. It is generally claimed (most famously by Virginia Woolf) that Aphra Behn was the first professional female /5().

Vita Sackville-West's short biography of Behn, called Aphra Behn: The Incomparable Astraea, appeared in Rather than lament the absence of knowledge of her subject's early life, Sackville-West invents it, envisaging her being carried through Kentish hop fields, or bantering in her doorway with impoverished Grub Street hacks.

Out of the turmoil of municipal politics came a spate of Tory comedies, such as Aphra Behn's The City Heiress(), parodying the archetypal prosperous City 's satire centres on Sir Timothy Treat-all, a hypocritical Whig Dissenter who is a composite of The Earl of Shaftesbury, Sir Patience Ward, the Whig Lord Mayor, and Sir Thomas Player, an old and notoriously lecherous City alderman.

Aphra Behn was a prolific author in the late s, penning more than 16 plays, four novels, and a large handful of shorter works including two major collections of her own poetry. In Liz Duffy Adams’ play about Behn, “Or,” now playing at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, actress Nell Gwynne pronounces the probability that.

Aphra Behn, English dramatist, fiction writer, and poet who was the first Englishwoman known to earn her living by writing. Behn’s fiction included the short novel Oroonoko (), her best-known book; the multipart epistolary novel Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister (–87); and The Fair Jilt ().

The biography you wrote about the Incomparable Astrea was short, but rich in atmosphere. It reminded me a little of Orlando () in its tone: similarly to Woolf’s protagonist, your Aphra reads as if she were larger than life. Behn was so many women in one: a widow whose husband’s very existence is a subject of dispute; a spy for Charles II, in Antwerp; possibly a colonist in Surinam; a.

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More Details. Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aphra Behn (): playwright, poet, spy. Aphra Behn (ăf´rə bān, bēn), –89, first professional female English is known of her early life, but there is evidence that c she married a London merchant of Dutch descent named Behn.

After the death of her husband, Aphra Behn became an English spy in the Dutch Wars (–67), adopting the pseudonym Astrea, under which she later published much of her verse. Together with a Miscellany Of New Poems. By Several Hands, trans. Aphra Behn (London: Printed for Joseph Knight and F.

Saunders, ).

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Sir Edward Dering, epilogue, Pompey, by Katherine Philips (London: Printed for John Crooke, ). Vita Sackville-West, Aphra Behn: The Incomparable Astrea (New York: Viking Press, ) Author: Maureen Duffy. See, Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave. with Introd. by Lore Mitzger, New York and London: W.

Norton & Company, A fourth group of scholars sees it as a political novel in which Aphra Behn shows Republican prejudice. See W. Cameron. New Light on Aphra Behn, (Auckland: Auckland University Press, ), Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave is a short work of prose fiction by Aphra Behn (–), published in by William Canning and reissued with two other fictions later that year.

The eponymous hero is an African prince from Coramantien who is tricked into slavery and sold to British colonists in Surinam where he meets the narrator.

Behn's text is a first-person account of his life, love Author: Aphra Behn (–). Early Modern Women's Writing: An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics) Aphra Behn $ - $ The Theatre of Aphra Behn. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN Janet Todd (). The Secret Life of Aphra Behn. Rutgers University Press.

ISBN Most recent and comprehensively researched biography of Behn, with new material on her life as a spy. Vita Sackville-West (). Aphra Behn - The Incomparable Astrea.

Gerald Howe. In truth, Aphra Behn’s life was not one of mere pleasure, but a hard struggle against overwhelming adversity, a continual round of work. We cannot but admire the courage of this lonely woman, who, poor and friendless, was the first in England to turn to the pen for a livelihood, and not only won herself bread but no mean position in the world.Ask Aphra Behn, the voice of the Restoration who took the literary (and espionage) world by storm with more than a few hiccups.

Behind the lines, the woman herself is an enigma: Her origin story is steeped in myth, and her financials were as muddy as her romantic past. Raise a .The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Best Works of Aphra Behn (Major Works Include Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister, Oroonoko The Royal Slave, Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

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