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Restoration Comedy

David Womersley (Editor), Duncan Wu (Introduction)
ISBN: 978-0-631-23471-5
160 pages
September 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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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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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.

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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.
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  • 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.
See More
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