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Oroonoko
By Janet M. Todd (introduced by), Aphra Behn, Janet M. Todd and Janet M. Todd (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 1, 2004
Pages 144
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140439885
ISBN-10 0140439889
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $12.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A new single-volume edition of an early anti-slavery novel

When Prince Oroonoko’s passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko’s noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. Inspired by Aphra Behn’s visit to Surinam, Oroonoko reflects the author’s romantic views of native peoples as being in “the first state of innocence, before man knew how to sin.” The novel also reveals Behn’s ambiguous attitude toward slavery: while she favored it as a means to strengthen England’s power, her powerful and moving work conveys its injustice and brutality.

This new single-volume edition of Oroonoko includes a carefully modernized text accompanied by an introduction, chronology, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



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Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (November 23, 2015)
9781519456953 | details & prices | 58 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.14 in. | List price $7.99
This edition also contains Oroonoko
About: I do not pretend, in giving you the history of this Royal Slave, to entertain my reader with adventures of a feigned hero, whose life and fortunes fancy may manage at the poet's pleasure; nor in relating the truth, design to adorn it with any accidents but such as arrived in earnest to him: and it shall come simply into the world, recommended by its own proper merits and natural intrigues; there being enough of reality to support it, and to render it diverting, without the addition of invention.
from Melville Pub House (August 12, 2014); titled "Oroonoko: Or, the Royal Slave, a True Story"
9781612193243 | details & prices | 102 pages | 5.50 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $12.00
This edition also contains Oroonoko
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 14, 2014)
9781500517212 | details & prices | 68 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.16 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains Oroonoko
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 20, 2014)
9781499390919 | details & prices | 38 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.09 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains Oroonoko
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 30, 2014)
9781495385308 | details & prices | 112 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | 0.49 lbs | List price $9.95
This edition also contains Oroonoko
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 28, 2013)
9781482079630 | details & prices | 112 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Oroonoko
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from Penguin Classics (June 1, 2004)
9780140439885 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $12.00
About: A new single-volume edition of an early anti-slavery novelWhen Prince Oroonoko’s passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam.

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