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The Rover

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Aphra Behn was the first female professional writer in England and the most prolific playwright of the late 17th century, after Dryden. The Rover, her most popular play, is set in Naples during the misrule of carnival time, when prohibitions are temporarily removed, privileges and rank suspended, and women, from convent girls to courtesans, take the initiative. Behn has been credited with creating more daring dialogue between the sexes than many of her male contemporaries. The Rover explores issues of love, trickery and deception, forced marriage, male power, fidelity and the excesses of sexual passion.

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Item details

Author(s):
Behn, Aphra
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1854591789
ISBN-13:
9781854591784
Number of pages:
229
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Aphra Behn was the first female professional writer in England and the most prolific playwright of the late 17th century, after Dryden. The Rover, her most popular play, is set in Naples during the misrule of carnival time, when prohibitions are temporarily removed, privileges and rank suspended, and women, from convent girls to courtesans, take the initiative. Behn has been credited with creating more daring dialogue between the sexes than many of her male contemporaries. The Rover explores issues of love, trickery and deception, forced marriage, male power, fidelity and the excesses of sexual passion.

With notes for students

Author(s):
Behn, Aphra
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1854591789
ISBN-13:
9781854591784
Number of pages:
229
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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