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The Way of the World and Other Plays

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William Congreve (1670-1729) was an English poet and playwright. Congreve fashioned the English comedy of manners with his brilliant comic dialogue, sardonic depiction of fashionable society, hysterical vulgarity, and ironic scrutiny of the appearances of his age. His collection, "The Way of the World and Other Plays," depicts the shallow, brittle world of society where the right ploy in fashion, conversation, manners and money eased the passage to success. Congreve was a young protege of John Dryden when his first major ...

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The Way of the World and Other Plays
2011, Digireads.com

ISBN-13: 9781420942729

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The Way of the World and Other Plays
2006, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780141441856

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