Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism Summary
Aphra Behn

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Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism Summary

The play, "Oroonoko" is designed with two running plots that have very little connection. The first story introduced to the audience is that of the Welldon sisters, Charlotte and Lucy, who leave their home of London, England, and move to Surinam, West Indies, in search of husbands. Their husband-hunting has run dry in London and they move to the the English colony of Surinam for a fresh start. Since apparently women cannot purchase...

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