Aphra Behn was England's first professional woman writer, but her status as a major author has only recently become clear. Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries Behn was denigrated for her unwomanly subject matter and intellectual immodesty. In the twentieth century she has been increasingly viewed as a leading dramatist of the Restoration and a founder of the English novel. This collection forms an important resource for those studying seventeenth century English literature and drama, and for those interested in the development of women's writing.
Author: Janet Todd Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 09/17/2009 Pages: 344 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.11lbs Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.77d ISBN: 9780521119641