Definition of Aphra Behn from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Aphra Behn

 
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(1640-89) an English writer of plays, novels and poems. She was probably the first professional woman writer in England. Her best-known works include the play The Rover (1678) and the novel Oroonoko (1688), an attack on slavery.