Four English Comedies: 2valpone; The Way of the World; She Stoops to Conquer; The School for Scandal

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The aim of this volume is to offer a selection of long-established and well-loved classics which provide examples of the wide range and quality of English comedy in the 17th and 18th centuries. From the height of 17th century drama comes Ben Jonson's Volpone, a biting satire on human cupidity; while the urbane social comedy of the restoration is represented by Congreve's The Way of the World, where manners and attitudes provide the comedy and style and elegance adorn the language. Finally, from the glittering age of the ...

Four English Comedies: 2valpone; The Way of the World; She Stoops to Conquer; The School for Scandal 1982, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140431582

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