Publication Date: 10/07/2008 ISBN: 9780199553884 Category:

She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies

Oliver Goldsmith, Henry Fielding, David Garrick, George Colman, John O'Keeffe, Nigel Wood

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 10/07/2008 ISBN: 9780199553884 Category:
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The Modern Husband * The Clandestine Marriage * She Stoops to Conquer * Wild Oats

This edition brings together four eighteenth-century comedies that illustrate the full variety of the century’s drama. Fielding’s The Modern Husband , written before the 1737 Licensing Act that restricted political and social comment, depicts wife-pandering and widespread social corruption. In Garrick and Colman’s The Clandestine Marriage two lovers marry in defiance of parental wishes and rue the consequences. She Stoops to Conquer explores the comic and
not-so-comic consequences of mistaken identity, and in Wild Oats, the ‘strolling player’ Rover is a beacon of hope at a time of unrest.

Part of the Oxford English Drama series, this edition has modern-spelling texts, critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and an informative bibliography.
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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