Margaret Anne Doody, 22 April 1993
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“... birth and apparently high connections has never been satisfactorily resolved. The idea floated by Angeline Goreau, that Behn may have been the illegitimate child of a high-born woman, certainly accords with the few puzzling facts at least as well as anything else. Behn, everyone now agrees, really did visit Surinam. In England, at some point, she married ...”