Restoration Comedy

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September 2002



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.


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.


Duncan Wu is Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow. His numerous publications include Wordsworth: An Inner Life (2001), Romanticism: An Anthology, (Second Edition, 1998), Romantic Women Poets: An Anthology (1997), Romanticism: A Critical Reader (1995), an edition of William Wordsworth's The Five-Book Prelude (1997) and, with Tom Paulin, of William Hazlitt's The Plain-Speaker: Key Essays (1998), all available from Blackwell Publishing. He collaborated with David Miall in preparing Blackwell Publishing's Romanticism: The CD-ROM and is the editor of a nine-volume edition of The Selected Writings of William Hazlitt (1998).
EAN: 9780631234722
ISBN: 0631234721
Untertitel: 'Blackwell Essential Literature'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 160 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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