Synopses & Reviews
In this collection Aphra Behn wittily negotiates the complexities and ironies of womens' roles in a society in which honor is a commodity. Candid and subtle, her poetry speaks with a distinctive, vigorous intelligence and satirical edge. This generous selection includes an introduction that sets her work in context, and provides notes on the text and suggestions for further reading.
Aphra Behn's versatile form and content of her translation, satires and songs, and her radical exploration of relationships between the sexes, set her apart from her contemporaries. She wittily negotiates the complexities and ironies of women's role in a society in which honour is a commodity.
About the Author
was a dramatist of the Restoration and considered one of the first professional, female English writers. Malcolm Hicks
is a senior lecturer in the department of English and American studies at the University of Manchester. He is the editor of Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde