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Three Restoration Comedies: The Man of Mode, The Country Wife, Love for love: By Sir George Etherege

Three Restoration Comedies: The Man of Mode, The Country Wife, Love for love:
by Sir George Etherege

The three plays collected here mirror the era after King Charles II. In Etherege's "The Man of Mode", Dorimant meets his match. In Wycherley's "The Country Wife", Horner fakes impotence to fool husbands into giving him access to their wives. In Congreve's "Love for Love", the Valentine can win his beloved only if he loses his inheritance.
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Three Restoration Comedies: The Man of Mode, The Country Wife, Love for love: Summary


After the restoration of King Charles II to the British throne in 1660, dramatists experienced new freedom in an age that broke from the strict morality of puritan rule and in which elegance and wit became the chief virtues. Irreverent, licentious and cynical, the three plays collected here hold up a mirror to this dazzling era and satirize the gulf between appearances and reality. In Etherege's The Man of Mode (1676), the womanizing Dorimant meets his match when he falls in love with the unpretentious Harriet, while Wycherley's The Country Wife (c. 1675) depicts the rakish Horner who fakes impotence to fool trusting husbands into giving him easy access to their wives. And in Congreve's Love for Love (1695), the extravagant Valentine can only win his beloved Angelica if he loses his inheritance.

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GOR001195244
Title
Three Restoration Comedies: The Man of Mode, The Country Wife, Love for love:
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
368
ISBN 10
014043027X
ISBN 13
9780140430271
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