This contains an edition of Aphra Behn's novel Oroonoko (1688), one of the earliest literary works about African slavery in the British empire. It also contains complete texts of three other major British seventeenth-century works concerned with race and colonialism, accompanied by an extensive anthology.
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Derek Hughes is a Professor of English at the University of Aberdeen, and formerly held a chair at the University of Warwick. He has published widely on Restoration literature in journals such as ELH, Essays in Criticism, and Philological Quarterly, and is internationally recognized as a leading authority on Restoration Drama. His books include English Drama, 1660-1700 (1996) and The Theatre of Aphra Behn (2001). With Janet Todd, he edited the Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn (2004). He is currently completing a monograph on the representation of human sacrifice in literature, which reflects extensive research into early European contacts with America.
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