Reconstructing Aphra: A Social Biography of Aphra Behn.
The first woman in England to make her living by her pen, well known in her own time, but such a threat that she was hidden by history. Behn's life was more interesting than any fiction could be. Playwright, spy, and champion in her own way of freedom, Behn seems quite modern to us today. The author used her National Endowment for the Arts Humanities Grant, awarded in 1976, to research this book in England. Dial Press, NY, 1980. Hb, Dj. USED. $12.00