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The Witlings and the Woman Hater / Edition 1

The Witlings and the Woman Hater / Edition 1

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This edition contains two of Frances Burney's comedies: "The Witlings", (1778-80) which satirizes the bluestockings; and "The Woman Hater" (1800-02), which explores social pretension and gender conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851963607
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/14/2015
Series: Pickering Women's Classics Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Peter Sabor is a professor at McGill University.

Geoffrey Sill is a professor at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents


Short Titles


Frances Burney: A Brief Chronology

A Note on the Text

The Witlings (1778-80)

The Woman-Hater (1800-02)

Appendix A: Burney’s Earliest Theatrical Writing: Epilogue to Gerilda

Appendix B: Contemporary Letters and Diary Entries on The Witlings

Appendix C: Burney and Molière

Appendix D: Contemporary Critical Essays on "Laughing" and Sentimental Comedy

Appendix E: Literary Allusions in The Witlings and The Woman-Hater

Appendix F: Burney’s Cast-List for The Woman-Hater

Appendix G: Similarities Between The Witlings, The Woman-Hater, and Burney’s Novels

Select Bibliography

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