The Works of George Farquhar

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George Farquhar (1678-1707) was perhaps the best, and certainly the most popular, playwright to appear at the turn of the 18th century. He captivated audiences with his lively good-natured comedies, and romanced the leading actresses and female playwrights. In addition to his eight plays, he wrote many poems, letters, an epic, and a miscellany--all before his untimely death at less than thirty. Shirley Strum Kenny has provided the first scholarly edition of the works since 1730; she has added to the canon materials not printed since the beginning of the 18th century, some of which have never been identified as Farquhar's. Each work is accompanied by an introduction.
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"Offers a well-annotated old-spelling text, liberally embellished with pictures and music where available. The provision of printed and manuscript music (as well as lyrics) is especially wlecome and ought henceforth to be considered de rigueur in standard editions of classic plays."—Review

"A very readable text, quite pleasing to the eye....It should be the standard text for many years."—Modern Philology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198123422
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/1988
  • Series: Oxford English Texts
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.57 (d)

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Queens College of the City University of New York
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