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Oroonoko: Or, the Royal Slave, a True Story
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Melville Pub House
Publication date August 12, 2014
Pages 102
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781612193243
ISBN-10 1612193242
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $12.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The bestselling story by a legendary female writer--a tale of love, slavery, and rebellion.

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.

One of the most influential English novels in history, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko was the first book to express sympathy for African slaves. Based partly on Behn's childhood in Suriname, Oroonoko depicts the love of Prince Oroonoko, the grandson of an African king, for Imoinda, the daughter of the king's top general. She refuses to leave Oroonoko to become the king's wife, and dies in his arms. Renowned for the respect and tenderness Behn gave each of her characters, this is the best-remembered work by the author.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work Oroonoko
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312210656
 
from Palgrave Macmillan (September 1, 1999)
9780312210656 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.36 lbs | List price $39.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9781482079630 Book cover for 9781495385308 Book cover for 9781499390919 Book cover for 9781500517212 Book cover for 9781519456953 Book cover for 9781612193243
 
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.
The price comparison is for this edition
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
About: The bestselling story by a legendary female writer--a tale of love, slavery, and rebellion.
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
Editions for the work Oroonoko
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140439885 Book cover for 9781482079630 Book cover for 9781495385308 Book cover for 9781499390919 Book cover for 9781500517212 Book cover for 9781519456953 Book cover for 9781612193243
 
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.
The price comparison is for this edition
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
About: The bestselling story by a legendary female writer--a tale of love, slavery, and rebellion.
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
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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