Oroonoko penguin classics aphra behn aphra behn author janet todd editor introduction 40 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews isbn 13 janet todd is francis hutcheson professor of english literature at the university of glasgow and an honorary fellow of lucy cavendish college cambridge. By aphra author behn janet todd editor janet introduction by todd janet m todd paperback 144 pages published 2004 this penguin classics edition is edited with an introduction by janet todd when prince oroonoko s passion for the virtuous imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather the lovers are cast into slavery and . In her introduction janet todd examines aphra behns views of slavery colonization and politics and her position as a professional woman writer in the restorationlittle is known of aphra behns 1640 1689 early life. Aphra behn the poet playwright novelist and political satirist was the first truly professional woman writer in english this selection edited and introduced by professor janet todd demonstrates the full sophistication and vitality of aphra behns genius
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