Aphra Behn's afterlife
Aphra Behn, now becoming recognized as a major Restoration figure, is especially significant as an early example of a successful professional woman writer. This book analyses her reception as a poet, a novelist, and a dramatist, demonstrating her far-reaching influence on eighteenth-century literature and on the formation of the English literary canon.
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The Behn Myth
The Dramatist and the Novelist
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