Character Portrayal in Congreve's Comedies The Old Batchelour, Love for Love, and The Way of the World
This study offers a detailed examination of these three comedies against their Restoration background. Particular attention is paid to the concept of the marriage market.
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Jeremy Colliers A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness
Character Portrayal and Human Relationships in Congreves Comedies
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