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Restoration Comedy (Blackwell Essential Literature)

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Publisher Comments:

Readers seeking a first introduction to the classic texts of English literature will welcome these short, pocket-sized collections. Each book in the series contains a selection of the most significant poetry or drama from a particular period. Traditional favourites are placed alongside less well-known titles, reflecting the ways in which the literary canon has changed in recent years. A succinct introduction to each volume gives readers a sense of how literature developed during the period in question.

These concise volumes are designed for general readers wishing to extend their cultural horizons and literary knowledge.

Featuring plays by Wycherley and Congreve, RESTORATION COMEDY gives readers a flavour on the bawdy and satirical comedies performed in the sophisticated theatres of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Synopsis:

Featuring plays by Wycherley and Congreve, Restoration Comedy gives readers a flavour of the bawdy and satirical comedies performed in the sophisticated theatres of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. For further details, downloadable sample material and related titles, visit the Blackwell Essential Literature Website at http: //www.blackwellpublishing.com/bel

Synopsis:

The two plays presented in full in this volume – Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World – illustrate the evolution of Restoration comedy between 1675 and 1700.

  • Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World.
  • Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved between 1675 and 1700.
  • Introduces general readers or students to the genre.
  • An editorial introduction guides readers through the plays and the period.

About the Author

David Womersley has been a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Jesus College, Oxford since 1984.

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.

Introduction.

1. William Wycherley (1641-1716):.

The Country Wife (1675).

2. William Congreve (1670-1729):.

The Way of the World (1700).

Index of titles and first lines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631234722
Editor:
Wu, Duncan
Editor:
Womersley, David
Editor:
Wu, Duncan
Editor:
Womersley, David
Author:
Womersley
Author:
Womersley, David
Author:
Wu, Duncan
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Oxford, UK
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
English drama (Comedy)
Subject:
English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700.
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Subject:
18th Century English Literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Blackwell Essential Literature
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
223 x 124 x 17.2 mm 9 oz

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Product details 160 pages Blackwell Publishers - English 9780631234722 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Featuring plays by Wycherley and Congreve, Restoration Comedy gives readers a flavour of the bawdy and satirical comedies performed in the sophisticated theatres of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. For further details, downloadable sample material and related titles, visit the Blackwell Essential Literature Website at http: //www.blackwellpublishing.com/bel
"Synopsis" by , The two plays presented in full in this volume – Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World – illustrate the evolution of Restoration comedy between 1675 and 1700.

  • Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World.
  • Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved between 1675 and 1700.
  • Introduces general readers or students to the genre.
  • An editorial introduction guides readers through the plays and the period.

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