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The Man of Mode (New Mermaids) By Sir George Etherege

The Man of Mode (New Mermaids)
by Sir George Etherege

A revised reprint of this classic drama text with the addition of a new section on Recent Stage History and Critical Interpretation.
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The Man of Mode Summary


Verbal brilliance, urbane sophistication and sexual conquest are the measures of success for the fashionable set who watched themselves being represented on the Restoration stage. Yet idealisation and satire, as this edition of Etherege's masterpiece shows, are flip sides of the same coin, and the play betrays deep anxieties about ridicule and social failure. Any London beau would emulate Dorimant, the unconscionable rake who loves 'em and leaves 'em, but he would also secretly fear that he in fact resembled Sir Fopling Flutter, the model of all Restoration fops, in his vanity and affectation. The women fare no better, being offered for identification Dorimant's discarded mistress Loveit, scheming for revenge, or the beautiful but hard-headed Harriet, who dares Dorimant to woo her in the country, for 'I know all beyond Hyde Park is a desert to you and that no gallantry can draw you farther'.

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Sku
GOR001775638
Title
The Man of Mode (New Mermaids)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year published
Number of pages
224
ISBN 10
0713681934
ISBN 13
9780713681932
Prizes
N/A
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