Aphra Behn

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The Royal Veil

The royal veil is sent by the King of Coramantien to beautiful women he desires. To its recipients, it is a symbol of both a man’s sexual invitation and a woman’s sexual submission. When the…

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Onahal’s Pearl Earrings

Onahal initially tries to give Aboan her large and expensive pearl earrings as a token of her love for him. Aboan, however, makes it clear that he does not want just Onahal’s earrings—he also desires…

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