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BEHN, A.: Oroonoko (Unabridged)


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BEHN, A.: Oroonoko (Unabridged)

A vivid love story and adventure tale, Oroonoko is a heroic slave narrative about a royal prince and his fight for freedom. The eponymous hero, Oroonoko, deemed royalty in one world and slave in another, is torn from his noble status and betrayed into slavery in Surinam, where he is reduced to chains, fetters and shackles. But his high spirit and admirable character will not be suppressed… The book was groundbreaking at the time and is considered to be one of the first novels written in English (by one of the first English women to earn her living by writing). Its condemnation of slavery and Europeans, and striking portrayal of sexuality and violence, shrouded Behn’s name in controversy for years after it was published.

Disc 1

  Oroonoko (Unabridged)
1.   Oroonoko 00:07:49
2.   The History Of The Royal Slave 00:09:50
3.   Those then whom we make use of… 00:09:31
4.   Oroonoko, coming from the wars… 00:10:21
5.   In this time the prince, who was returned… 00:09:52
6.   This discourse lasted till the king called… 00:07:59
7.   It was thus agreed, and she left him… 00:08:29

Disc 2

  Oroonoko (Unabridged)
1.   It was not long after the king in person… 00:09:05
2.   The army, beholding their officers return… 00:09:35
3.   Some have commended this act as brave… 00:12:41
4.   In their passage up the river… 00:11:54
5.   Trefry was infinitely pleased with this novel… 00:11:12

Disc 3

  Oroonoko (Unabridged)
1.   As soon as I came into the country… 00:10:18
2.   About this time we were in many mortal fears… 00:10:29
3.   As we were coming up again… 00:11:47
4.   It was not hard to find these fugitives… 00:11:57
5.   The governor was no sooner recovered… 00:09:28
6.   In all this time you may believe… 00:10:48

Total Playing Time: 03:03:05

Behn, Aphra

Wille, Clare

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: NA0270

Barcode: 9781781980545

Physical Release: 07/2017

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