Royalism and Honor in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko

Pacheco, Anita (1994). Royalism and Honor in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko. Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 34(3) pp. 491–506.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/450878

URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/450878

Abstract

This essay examines the treatment of honour in Behn's 1688 novella and argues that the texts' conservative, loyalist politics are undermined by its reliance on the unstable discourse of honour.

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