London: Jonathan Cape, 1951. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's navy blue cloth, spine and upper board stamped in silver, original illustrated dust jacket.
Emily Hahn’s biography of the influential 17th-century dramatist and libertine. Known for her "scandalous" plays that explicitly engaged with then-taboo subjects, such as male impotence, female orgasm, bisexuality, and gender fluidity, Aphra Behn was the first woman writer to earn a living by her pen. Unclipped dust jacket with some browning and fading, small closed tears to spine ends. Very good. Item #5137
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