Restoration Comedy

Restoration Comedy

Editor(s): David Womersley

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631234715

Online ISBN: 9780470757055

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757055

About this Book

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.

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