Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn

Died: April 16, 1689

Nationality: English

Occupation: Dramatist, novelist

Biography: Aphra Behn was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration and was one of the first English professional female writers. Her writing contributed to the amatory fiction genre of British literature. Along with Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood, she is sometimes referred to as part of The fair triumvirate of wit.

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