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Author: Behn, Aphra

Spouse/other names:
Year of birth:1640
Year of death:1689
About her personal situation:widow standardizingjul12tb: Origin • Location where born : Harbledown, Canterbury • Location where died :unknown National identity • Nationality : English • Mother tongue : English Marital status : married, widow Number of children :0 Social class : unknown Religion/ideology : unknown

Relations to other authors:

About her professional situation:first professional woman writer (Spender 1992, p.39); translator from french - l'abbé de Tallement (cf Elizabeth Spearing, The politics of translation, in Aphra Behn studies 1996), and also: Sherry Simon, Gender in translation. 1996, p.53-58. standardizingjul12tb: Profession(s) and activities: - writer -playwright -translator from French -poet Languages in which she published : - English Collaboration/connections with male authors : - unknown Memberships : - unknown
Elements of bibliography:MENTIONED IN: - Beauvoir, Deuxième sexe, 1949 (ed.Folio 1976, p. 182) - Lettres européennes (Dutch version 1994) I, 13. - Stevenson, in Weissbort/Eysteinsson, Translation - Theory and Practice 2009, 138 Cf. - Mary Ann O'Donnell, Aphra Behn: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources (New York: Garland, 1986; second edition forthcoming, London: Ashgate, 2000). - Simon 1996, p.52: Her writing career indeed marks the beginning of a new discursive regime for women. - Jane Spencer, Aphra Behn's Afterlife. Oxford, 2000: Behn's reception history throughout the eighteenth century (England)
Websites: Women Writers Archive: biography + photo
Online Bio in Chawton Library
On-line bio- and bibliography

Editors: Johanneke Straasheijm (update on 12 December 2009)
Emma van den Eijnde (update on 20 May 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 20 May 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 02 June 2011)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 02 June 2011)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 16 March 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 04 July 2012)
Tanja Badalic (update on 11 July 2012)
Tanja Badalic (update on 11 July 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 24 September 2012)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Aphra Behn, the author ()
E 2 Abdelazer (1676)
E 3 Agnes de Castro, or The Force of Generous Love (1688)
E 4 Behn's histories and novels (1700)
E 5 Love letters between a nobleman and his sister (1683)
E 6 Mrs Behn's Plays (1740)
E 7 Oroonoko, or the royal slave (1688)
E 8 Sir Patient Fancy (1678)
E 9 The Adventure of the Black Lady (1684)
E 10 The Amorous Prince (1671)
E 11 The City-Heiress; or Sir Timothy Treat-all (1682)
E 12 The Dutch lover (1673)
E 13 The Emperor of the Moon (1687)
E 14 The Fair Jilt (1688)
E 15 The Feigned Courtesans (1679)
E 16 The Lover's Watch, or, The Art of Making Love (1686)
E 17 The Lucky Mistake, a new novel (1689)
E 18 The Rover, or The Banish'd Cavaliers (1677)
E 19 The Town-Fop: or Sir Timothy Tawdrey. A Comedy (1676)
E 20 The forc'd marriage (1671)
E 21 The lucky chance (1686)

Authors read by this author

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