The Country Wife

The Country Wife

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by William Wycherley, James Ogden, James (Ed.) Ogden
     
 

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"The Country Wife is shown to surpass much Restoration comedy in structural and thematic unity by counterpointing the principals' attitudes on sex and marriage. Although the plot is episodic and portrays multiple sets of lovers, Wycherley succeeds in evolving a 'clear dramatic line.'" -Seventeenth-Century News

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"The Country Wife is shown to surpass much Restoration comedy in structural and thematic unity by counterpointing the principals' attitudes on sex and marriage. Although the plot is episodic and portrays multiple sets of lovers, Wycherley succeeds in evolving a 'clear dramatic line.'" -Seventeenth-Century News

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Seventeenth-Century News

"The Country Wife is shown to surpass much Restoration comedy in structural and thematic unity by counterpointing the principals' attitudes on sex and marriage. Although the plot is episodic and portrays multiple sets of lovers, Wycherley succeeds in evolving a 'clear dramatic line.'"—Seventeenth-Century News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393900637
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Series:
New Mermaids Series
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Tiffany Stern is Professor of Early Modern Drama at University College, University of Oxford, UK. She is one of the General Editors of the New Mermaid series, and she has also edited two plays in the series - Sheridan's The Rivals (2004) and Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer (2010).

James Ogden is Editor of She Stoops to Conquer for the New Mermaids series and a former Senior Lecturer in English at Aberystwyth University, UK.

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The Country Wife 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is unreadable. Scanned copy has indecipherable letters and words.
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