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.
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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).
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.
Restoration Comedy by Edited by David Womersley
Edited by David Womersley
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