Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price
Lydia Languish, a young woman from a good family, holds on to an impossible romantic ideal of love, and resolves only to marry a pauper. So Jack Absolute pretends to be a poor soldier in order to win her hand. Meanwhile, Jack's father is attempting to procure the match through the proper channel of Lydia's guardian, and Jack becomes a rival to himself, before he is finally challenged to duels by rival suitors in both his identities...
The Rivals is a set text for AQA GCSE English Language and Literature and EdExcel A/AS-Level English Literature.
Edited and introduced by Colin Counsell.
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Review: The RivalsUser Review - Jonathan Dauermann - Goodreads
For a play written almost 200 years after Shakespeare's comedies, it's telling that this play feels much more dated. A marriage comedy that requires multiple characters to take the most convoluted ... Read full review
Review: The RivalsUser Review - Laurence Li - Goodreads
rich people bitching--in a very (cerebrally) humorous way! Read full review
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