Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Note to the Second Edition
Introduction

Aphra Behn’s Life and Career
Sources of The Rover
The Rover: Critical Issues
Stage History
Notes
Selected Bibliography
A Note on the Text

The Rover

Prologue
The Actors’ Names
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Epilogue
Post-Script

Textual Notes

Appendix A: Behn on her Work

  1. From the “Epistle Dedicatory” to the Second Part of The Rover
  2. From “A Pastoral to Mr. Stafford…”

Appendix B: From Early Accounts of Behn’s Life

  1. From Female Forms of Several Occasions. Written by Ephelia
  2. From Gerard Langbaine, An Account of the English Dramatick Poets
  3. From “The History of the Life and Memoirs of Mrs. Behn”
  4. From The Poetical Register
  5. From A General Dictionary, Historical and Critical

Appendix C: Adaptation

  1. Excerpt from J.P. Kemble’s adaptation of The Rover, Love in Many Masks

Posted on October 29, 2015