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Unformatted text preview: authoritative, definitive dictionary of English, containing over 40,000 words and 114,000 quotations Brief to Free a Slave (1777) describes his convictions against slavery Aphra Behn first woman in England to earn living as writer; participated in slave rebellion; became spy in Belgium; began writing to earn $, unusual motive for women (most were aristocrats; wrote for pleasure); wrote 14 plays Oroonoko Arguably 1 st English novel; story about an African prince named Oroonoko who is sold into slavery; Oroonoko was himself involved in the slave trade; because Oroonoko is honest, he assumes everyone else is too...
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENC1102 at Broward College.
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