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Author Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689.
Title Oroonoko / Aphra Behn ; edited by Catherine Gallagher with Simon Stern.
Imprint Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, [2000]

Author Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689.
Series Bedford cultural editions.
Bedford cultural editions.
Subject Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Oroonoko.
Slave trade -- History -- Sources.
Slave trade in literature.
Slave trade -- Fiction.
Princes -- Fiction.
Slaves -- Fiction.
Caribbean Area -- Fiction.
Suriname -- Fiction.
Africa -- Fiction.
Alt Name Gallagher, Catherine.
Stern, Simon, 1971-
Description xviii, 473 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Note Includes works or excerpts from works contemporary with the main text.
Contents pt. 1. Oroonoko, or, The royal slave: the complete text -- pt. 2. Oroonoko, or, The royal slave: cultural contexts.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 464-472).
Summary "Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, the story of an African prince's enslavement by British colonists and his journey from West Africa to the Caribbean, is the first literary work in English to portray the global interactions of that interlocking structure that came to be known as "the triangular trade." This edition features a generous selection of thematically organized historical materials that illuminate the three corners of the Atlantic triangle: West Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. Excerpts from contemporary literary works by Ben Jonson, John Dryden, Richard Steele, and Daniel Defoe enrich our understanding of the literary contexts for Behn's portrayal of "blackness" in Oroonoko, and selections from later dramatizations of Oroonoko demonstrate the evolution of British attitudes toward racial difference in the century following the publication of Behn's work."--Jacket.
ISBN 9780312210656 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
0312210655 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
9780312108137 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
0312108133 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 42712738
Additional Format Online version: Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Oroonoko. Oroonoko, or, The royal slave. Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©2000 (OCoLC)656213450.
Table of Contents
 About the Series 
 About This Volume 
Pt. 1Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave: The Complete Text1
Pt. 2Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave: Cultural Contexts101
 1Adaptations of Oroonoko103
   from Oroonoko, a Tragedy / Thomas Southerne107
   From Oroonoko, a Tragedy132
 2Literary Contexts141
   The Golden Age. A Paraphrase on a Translation out of French / Aphra Behn146
   To the Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love to Me, Imagin'd More Than Woman / Aphra Behn153
   A Congratulatory Poem to the King's Most Sacred Majesty, on the Happy Birth of the Prince of Wales / Aphra Behn154
   The Unfortunate Bride: or, The Blind Lady a Beauty / Aphra Behn156
   from Dialogue between the Pagan and the Christian / John Mandeville166
   from On Cannibals / Michel de Montaigne168
   from The Masque of Blacknesse / Ben Jonson175
   from The Indian Emperor / John Dryden180
   On Inkle and Yarico (The Spectator, No. 11) / Richard Steele190
   On a Slave Love-Triangle (The Spectator, No. 215) / Joseph Addison196
   from Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe199
 3West Africa in the Triangular Trade208
   from The Golden Trade / Richard Jobson217
   From Relation du voyage fait sur les costes d'Afrique, 1670-1671223
   Correspondence of Slave Traders in the Royal African Company / John Carter, Joseph Blyth230
   from A Journal of a Voyage Made in the Hannibal / Thomas Phillips234
   from A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea / Willem Bosman244
   from A New Account of Guinea, and the Slave Trade / William Snelgrave253
   from Some Memoirs of the Life of Job, the Son of Solomon / Thomas Bluett259
   from Travels into the Inland Parts of Africa / Francis Moore273
   From The Royal African: Or, Memoirs of the Young Prince of Annamaboe278
   from Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species / Ottobah Cugoano303
   from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African / Olaudah Equiano310
 4The Caribbean in the Triangular Trade326
   from The Discovery of the Large, Rich, and Beautiful Empire of Guiana / Walter Raleigh334
   Colonial Life in Suriname337
   from An Impartial Description of Surinam / George Warren351
   from A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados / Richard Ligon355
   from The Negro's and Indians Advocate, Suing for Their Admission into the Church / Morgan Godwyn365
   from A Discourse in Way of Dialogue, between an Ethiopean or Negro-Slave and a Christian / Thomas Tryon368
   from The Groans of the Plantations / Edward Littleton375
   from Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam / John Gabriel Stedman377
   from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African / Olaudah Equiano391
 5Britain in the Triangular Trade393
   from Utopia / Thomas More401
   An Act for the Punishing of Vagabonds, and for the Reliefe of the Poore and Impotent Persons405
   Petitions Protesting the Enslavement of Political Prisoners408
   Legal Decisions Concerning Slavery in England414
   from The Groans of the Plantations / Edward Littleton423
   From A Discourse of the Duties on Merchandize, More Particularly of that on Sugars428
   from An Historical Account of the Rise and Growth of the West-India Collonies / Dalby Thomas433
   from Tryon's Letters upon Several Occasions / Thomas Tryon441
   On an African Prince at a Performance of Oroonoko445
   from The Dying Negro / Thomas Day447
   from Letters of Ignatius Sancho / Ignatius Sancho451
   from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African / Olaudah Equiano458
 Selected Bibliography464

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