Restoration Comedy / Edition 1

Restoration Comedy / Edition 1

by David Womersley, Duncan Wu
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Restoration Comedy / Edition 1

The two plays presented in full in this volume – Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World – illustrate the evolution of Restoration comedy between 1675 and 1700.

  • Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World.
  • Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved between 1675 and 1700.
  • Introduces general readers or students to the genre.
  • An editorial introduction guides readers through the plays and the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631234722
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/23/2002
Series: Blackwell Essential Literature Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

David Womersley has been a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Jesus College, Oxford since 1984.

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.


1. William Wycherley (1641-1716):.

The Country Wife (1675).

2. William Congreve (1670-1729):.

The Way of the World (1700).

Index of titles and first lines.

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