Aphra Behn's English Feminism: Wit and Satire

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CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION: BEFORE APHRA BEHN

1. John Lotis, The Spanish Plays of Neoclassical England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973). Quotations from this work belong to this edition and are cited in the text with the abbreviation L and the page number.

2. Robert D. Hume, The Development of English Drama in the Late Seventeenth Century (Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1976), 19, 26.

3. John Dryden, “Of Dramatick Poesie,” in The Great Critics: An Anthology of Literary Criticism, 3d ed. ed. James Harry Smith and Edd Winfield Parks, (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1967), 328, 334.

4. Heidi Hunter, ed., Rereading Aphra Behn: History, Theory, and Criticism (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993), 1.

5. Montague Summers, ed., The Works of Aphra Behn, 6 vols. (London: 1915; reprint, New York: Benjamin Bloom, 1967), l:xxviii.

6. Gabriel Josipovici, The World as the Book: A Study of Modern Fiction (London: Macmillan, 1971), 257.

7. Catherine Gallagher, “Who Was That Masked Woman? The Prostitute and the Playwright in the Comedies of Aphra Behn,” in Rereading Aphra Behn, 73.

8. George Woodcock, The Incomparable Aphra: A Social Biography of Aphra Behn (New York: T. V. Boardman, 1948), 16–22.

9. Janet Todd, The Sign of Angelica: Women, Writing and Fiction 1660– 1730 (London: Virago Press, 1989), 73.

10. Woodcock, Incomparable Aphra, 29–32.

11. Anne Russell, ed. The Rover; or, The Banished Cavaliers: Aphra Behn (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada: Broadview Press, 1994), 9.

12. Behn's statement is in “the preface to her translation (1688) of Fontenelle's 'Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes,' “ (L, 134).

13. Ernst G. Mathews, “Studies in Anglo-Spanish Cultural and Literary Relations, 1598–1700” (Summary of theses, 1938, Harvard University, 1940), 539, 529.

14. M. M. Bakhtin, The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays, ed. Michael Holquist, trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981). Quotations from M. M. Bakhtin belong to this edition and are cited in the text with B and the page number.

15. Mathews, “Studies Anglo-Spanish,” 536.

16. Ros Ballaster, “Seizing the Means of Seduction: Fiction and the Feminine Identity in Aphra Ben and Delarivier Manley,” in Women, Writing, History: 1640–1799, ed. Isobel Grundy and Susan Wiseman (Athens: University of Geor

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Preface 9
  • 1- Introduction- Before Aphra Behn 15
  • 2- Theology to Humanism 26
  • 3- Spanish Tale and Echoes 46
  • 4- Cape and Sword Plays 64
  • 5- The Heyday of Restoration Comedy 89
  • 6- Novelistic Drama 107
  • 7- Aphra Behn''s First Novel 127
  • 8- Aphra Behn''s "Nun" Novels 146
  • 9- Aphra Behn''s "Mistake" Novels 164
  • 10- Aphra Behn''s "Unfortunate" Novels 182
  • Coda 202
  • Notes 206
  • Bibliography 220
  • Index 226
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