Aphra Behn Summary

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Biographies (4)

1,908 words, approx. 7 pages
English poet, novelist, and playwright Aphra Behn (ca. 1640-1689) was the first of her gender to earn a living as a writer in the English language.Aphra Behn was a successful author at a time when few... Read more
6,013 words, approx. 21 pages
All women writers, observed Virginia Woolf in A Room of One's Own (1928), "ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds." The pr... Read more
7,198 words, approx. 24 pages
Aphra Behn was one of the best and most successful comic writers in a great age of English comedy. If her plays are less polished than those of George Etherege and William Wycherley, it must be rememb... Read more
4,268 words, approx. 15 pages
Aphra Behn, one of the most influential dramatists of the late seventeenth century, was also a celebrated poet and novelist. Her contemporary reputation was founded primarily on her "scandalous" plays... Read more
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