Behn, Aphra


    Aphra Behn was a prolific Restoration - era playwright and one of England's first professional women writers.   In 1663, she visited a Venezuelan sugar colony and met a slave trader, and what she saw there formed the basis for what is now her most famous work Oroonoko.  Behn was a Catholic supporter and a Tory, a bisexual and a political spy.

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    Behn was an author, playwright, and poetess. She wrote for the Restoration as well as in the Amatory fiction genre. In addition to being a prolific writer she also worked in other capacities for England.

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