The Country Wife
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 188 pages ISBN: 9781854592255Publication Date:
28 Sep 2001
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EPUB, 188 pages ISBN: 9781780016801Publication Date:
11 Nov 2015
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First Staged:
London, 1675

The Country Wife

By William Wycherley

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A classically bawdy Restoration Comedy, widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written.

The City of London in the seventeenth century. Harry Horner wants to seduce as many women as possible, but he needs to convince their husbands that he’s physically incapable of any such thing. Cannily, his faux impotence also allows him to sniff out and unmask those respectably virtuous ladies who secretly ache for him.

William Wycherley's The Country Wife was first performed in January 1675, by the King's Company, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

The Country Wife is also available in the collection Restoration Comedy: Three Plays.

The Country Wife is a set text for AQA English Literature A/AS Level and for WJEC Drama and Theatre Arts A/AS Level.

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 188 pages ISBN: 9781854592255Publication Date:
28 Sep 2001
Size: 160mm x 106mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
EPUB, 188 pages ISBN: 9781780016801Publication Date:
11 Nov 2015
£4.99 £4.00You save £0.99 (20%)

Also by William Wycherley:

Restoration Comedy: Three Plays

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