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Book Title: Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister|
The author of the book: Aphra Behn
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 698 KB
Edition: Penguin Classics
Date of issue: June 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9780140435375
Read full description of the books Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister:Aphra Behn was a 17th century restoration playwright. She was one of the first European female playwrights. Her marriage, if it existed at all, lasted only a few years. She was known to be bisexual which played a major role in her writing. Behn used her position at court to become a spy. Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister was published in 1687. Originally published in 3 volumes, it was an epistolary work centering on the Mommouth Rebellion in 1685. James II was Roman Catholic and many people were opposed to a Catholic king. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, was the illegitimate son of Charles II. James Scott tried to disgrace James II so he could inherit the throne
Read information about the authorAphra Behn was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration and was one of the first English professional female writers. Her writing contributed to the amatory fiction genre of British literature. Along with Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood, she is sometimes referred to as part of "The fair triumvirate of wit."
In author Virginia Woolf's reckoning, Behn's total career is more important than any particular work it produced. Woolf wrote, "All women together, ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn... for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds." Vita Sackville-West called Behn 'an inhabitant of Grub Street with the best of them, ... a phenomenon never seen and ... furiously resented.' She was, as Felix Shelling said, 'a very gifted woman, compelled to write for bread in an age in which literature ... catered habitually to the lowest and most depraved of human inclinations. Her success depended upon her ability to write like a man.' ... She was, as Edmund Gosse remarked, 'the George Sand of the Restoration,' and she lived the Bohemian life in London in the seventeenth century as George Sand lived it in Paris in the nineteenth.
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