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The Way of the World (Regents Restoration drama) Paperback – 1 Mar 1965

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; Reprint edition (1 Mar. 1965)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803253540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803253544
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,054,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Occasionally a book comes to hand that is so satisfactory that one would not change it in the slightest detail. Miss Lynch''s edition of the greatest of all Restoration comedies of manners in such a book. . . . A model for 20th-century editors."-Choice

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First performed in 1700, The Way Of The World has since earned a reputation as a play for connoisseurs, a satire whose every word pricks or scratches. Its portrayal of the petty intrigues and duplicity of genteel society spares neither coquette nor rascal.

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Considered in literature the finest of all the restoration comedies, and Congreves personal masterpiece. The way of the world sets out a comedy of manners, a complicated plot and several memorable characters. I studied this text for A level english literature, and ive got to say its amazing! Its completely under rated and never staged anywhere (much to my annoyance), not because it isnt well known, but because its complicated.

the plot is too complicated to explain, id be writing pages. but it is amazingly funny, witty and holds a mirror up to the failings of restoration society. it challenges the position of women in society, and criticises marriage, money and the worlds obsession with youth. A complete masterpiece. buy it now, THEN stage it, THEN give it to other people to read, THEN they will stage it, and it will get the credit it deserves, as one of the greatest plays of its generation and one of the highest points in past english literature and drama.
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Plays I have ever read & studied. I heartily recommend this play, the content clearly shows on reflection that 'things' remain similar, if not the same throughout time. For other Restoration plays try All for Love - John Dryden and The Country Wife - William Wycherley. There are others of course and are equally as good and entertaining.
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The mastery of the language is absolutely fantastic and if my opinion of it was based on that alone I would give it 5 stars, however the plot didn't quite have the depth for me and it didn't fully capture my attention. Enjoyable but not a 'must-read'.
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