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Auteur: Behn, Aphra
Titel: Oroonoko
Sub titel: Or the History of the Royal Slave

Oroonoko, a novel published in 1688, is notable as an early protest against the slave trade and as a description of primitive people 'in the first state of innocence'. Aphra Behn's memories of her own visit to Surinam in 1663 provide a vivid background to the story in which Prince Oroonoko and the woman he loves are cast into slavery by his jealous grandfather. There follows a dramatic tale of revolt, betrayal and revenge in which the lovers pay the ultimate price for their beliefs.
2003, 144 pag., Euro 13,95
Penguin Books, Harlow, Essex, ISBN 140439889


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