London Assurance and Other Victorian Comedies
Dion Boucicault: London AssuranceW. S. Gilbert: EngagedEdward Bulwer-Lytton: MoneyHenry James: The High BidOxford English Drama offers plays from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries in selections that make available both rarely printed and canonical works. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. Critical introductions, wide-ranging annotation, and informative bibliographiesilluminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike.'The series should reshape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University
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Note on the Texts
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