The Way of the World
Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price
A classic comedy of manners from the Restoration period.
Mirabell loves the heiress Millamant and must concoct a clever plan which allows him to marry her and keep her fortune despite the vengeful wrath of her aunt, Lady Wishfort.
William Congreve's The Way of the World was first performed in March 1700 at the Theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields in London.
This edition, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is edited and introduced by Trevor Griffiths.
The Way of the World is also available in the collection Restoration Comedy: Three Plays.
Set Text >> The Way of the World is a set text for AQA A/AS Level English Literature and EdExcel A/AS Level English Literature.
16 Nov 1995Size: 160mm x 106mm
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