The Passionate Shepherdess: Aphra Behn 1640-89.
Literary biography at its most interesting. Aphra Behn provided an easy target for subsequent generations as they pulled back from the Restoration's open style. But her astonishing life and achievements have been rediscovered and recognized in the past few decades. Duffy reveals her as the pioneer who opened the field of literature to women. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London. 1977. Hb, Dj. USED. $8.00