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Oroonoko

Aphra Behn

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. 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.

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. 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.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

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. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Clare Wille

Length:

3h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:50