Oroonoko | Study Guide

Aphra Behn

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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

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