The Way of the World
One of the greatest of all Restoration comedies, this knowing comedy of manners depicts the scheming of a nest of shallow, deceitful aristocrats to prevent two lovers from marrying. The play abounds with felicitous phrasing, delicious verbal battles of the sexes and a depth of feeling and sensitivity that elevate it far above other plays in the genre. This inexpensive edition, complete and unabridged, makes it widely available to today's readers. Note. New footnotes. "Commendatory Verses" by Sir Richard Steele.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TiffanyAK - LibraryThing
I actually read an online version of this text provided by my teacher as part of my Introduction to Drama course, so this is not the same version I'm writing about, but is the same work. While it is a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Isa_Lavinia - LibraryThing
Perhaps this is better if you actually watch the play, but reading it... It is witty, but the plot is too convoluted and the characters' names don't help when it comes to keeping who is who clear, much less who is doing what (or usually whom). Read full review