The Resource Oroonoko, (ebook)

Oroonoko, (ebook)

Label
Oroonoko
Title
Oroonoko
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Oroonoko" by Aphra Behn is an important work of western literature. Published in 1688, it follows the tragic love story of Oroonoko and Imoinda, two Coromantin lovers. The two young people fall deeply in love with each other and are secretly married. Yet the king also loves Imoinda, and commands that she become a part of his harem. When he discovers that she has already lost her virginity, he secretly sells her as a slave. Because of his overwhelming guilt, the king lies to Oroonoko and says that Imoinda has died. Oroonoko carries on with his life without Imoinda. Yet he is later betrayed by a friend and is also sold into slavery. The two lovers are surprisingly reunited, and they continue their relationship. Imoinda becomes pregnant, and the two petition to be allowed to return to their homeland. Their request is denied, so Oroonoko organizes a slave revolt. The lovers plan to kill their oppressor, but Oroonoko is worried at how Imoinda will be treated if he is killed. They discuss their options, and they realize that the only way to escape this world with honor is for Imoinda to die. Oroonoko kills Imoinda, but he is too deep in mourning to carry out their original plan. Oroonoko is sentenced to death, but he stands stoically while his oppressors dismember him. A deeply moving and tragic tale of love and loss, "Oroonoko" stands as one of the first great English novels and a classic of the canon of Western fiction
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1640-1689
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Behn, Aphra
Dewey number
823/.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1971-
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  • Gallagher, Catherine
  • Stern, Simon
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Bedford cultural editions
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  • Behn, Aphra
  • Caribbean Area
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade in literature
  • Slave trade
  • Princes
  • Suriname
  • Slaves
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Oroonoko, (ebook)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420901672
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11940889
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11940889
System control number
MWT11940889
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Oroonoko, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420901672
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11940889
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11940889
System control number
MWT11940889
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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