THE LOVER’S WATCH

OR THE ART OF MAKING LOVE
By (author)APHRA BEHN

 910 2,157

A charming and witty volume of instruction for the aspiring lover, detailing hour by hour the correct way to spend a day apart. Iris is well aware of the hours of reflection and sighing due to her as a beautiful and sought-after woman, as well as the dangers and temptations that await a man whose lover is absent. Thus the hour between eight and nine, before Damon is enjoined to rise, may be spent in ‘Agreeable Reverie’, of which the principle subject is, of course, Iris, whilst five o’clock is the hour of ‘Dangerous Visits’ when Damon will be a prey to the wiles and machinations of his female acquaintances. Interspersed with beautiful – and instructive – verses, The Lover’s Watch is a sharp-witted and ironic observation of the universal manners of love, and an indispensable manual for all eager suitors.


ISBN: 1843910748
Publisher: HESPERUS
Subtitle: OR THE ART OF MAKING LOVE
Author: APHRA BEHN

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Weight 0.14 kg
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1843910748

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2004

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94

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Proto-feminist Aphra Behn (1640 – 89) was the first female professional writer in the English language. She wrote many plays and the highly regarded philosophical novel ‘Oroonoko’.

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