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Overview

Author

Aphra Behn

Year Published

1688

Type

Novella

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Oroonoko is narrated in the first person. The narrator plays a role in the action during the second half of the story.

Tense

Oroonoko is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The book shares a name with its protagonist, a fictional African prince who is sold into slavery in South America. The name Oroonoko may be derived from the South American river called the Orinoco.

Summary

This study guide for Aphra Behn's Oroonoko offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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