Book Review: Oronooko (Aphra Behn)

My review of Oronooko has gone live over at the Blog a Penguin Classic website.

I initially spent some time writing a medium-length review that, I felt, struck a fine balance between accessibility and insight. Then I attempted to submit the review and discovered the 2,000 character limit. That’s 327 of my words, in this instance. It’s not very much.

Still, despite having had to chip away at my review relentlessly I’m reasonably pleased with the outcome, and I think it still manages to hint at the interesting ideas and context in and of the book – even if there’s no space to explore them. It was also the first time I had to revise a wordcount downwards, and substantially so, which was actually very helpful from an editorial standpoint.

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