That Perfect Tranquility of Life

by Aphra Behn

That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.




Note: Aphra Behn (Books By This Author), the first professional woman playwright in Britain, whose novel 'Oroonoko,' played a crucial role in the development of English fiction, was buried in Westminster Abbey #OTD in 1689.

Aphra was one of the first women in England to earn a living through writing, inspiring future generations of women to write.

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