22 April 1993
Show More The Works of Aphra Behn. Vol. I: Poetry edited by Janet Todd.
Pickering & Chatto, 481 pp., £55, September 1992, 1 85196 012 0Show More
Oroonoko, The Rover and Other Works by Aphra Behn, edited by Janet Todd.
Penguin, 385 pp., £6.99, November 1992, 0 14 043338 4Show More
“... was in effect a new medium, the reconstituted English stage, which now featured actresses as well as actors. She wrote plays, wrote poems, had love affairs. She was an admirer of that witty poet, JohnWilmot,Earl of Rochester, and wrote an elegy on his death. Large was his Fame, but short his Glorious Race, Like young Lucretius and dy’d apace. So early Roses fade, so over all They cast their ...”