9780199540204

The Rover and Other Plays

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199540204

  • ISBN 10:

    0199540209

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/15/2008
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Aphra Behn (1640-89) was both successful and controversial in her own lifetime; her achievements are now recognized less equivocally and her plays, often revived, demonstrate wit, compassion and remarkable range. This edition brings together her most important comedies in a single volume: The Rover, her best-known play; The Feigned Courtesans, a lively comedy of intrigue; The Lucky Chance, a comedy with a bitter edge, which takes a satirical look at marriage customs; and the dazzling and popular farce, The Emperor of the Moon. All the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation.

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