The Works of George Farquhar: Volume II: Works Of George Farquhar Vol I

Hardcover | June 1, 1992

byGeorge FarquharEditorShirley Strum Kenny

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George Farquhar (1678-1707) was perhaps the best, and certainly the most popular, playwright to appear at the turn of the 18th century. He captivated audiences with his lively good-natured comedies, and romanced the leading actresses and female playwrights. In addition to his eight plays, hewrote many poems, letters, an epic, and a miscellany--all before his untimely death at less than thirty. Shirley Strum Kenny has provided the first scholarly edition of the works since 1730; she has added to the canon materials not printed since the beginning of the 18th century, some of which havenever been identified as Farquhar's. Each work is accompanied by an introduction.

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George Farquhar (1678-1707) was perhaps the best, and certainly the most popular, playwright to appear at the turn of the 18th century. He captivated audiences with his lively good-natured comedies, and romanced the leading actresses and female playwrights. In addition to his eight plays, hewrote many poems, letters, an epic, and a m...

Shirley Strum Kenny is at City University of New York.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:654 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.57 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198123426

ISBN - 13:9780198123422

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`a significant addition to the growing volume of scholarship dealing with the theater of the Restoration and eighteenth century. The first scholarly edition of Farquhar's works since Stonehill's 1930 edition...Kenny has made appropraite use of the rich harvest of new material on theatricalhistory in recent decades...Kenny's introductions and commentaries, together with the texts of the works themselves, present a rich and varied picture of farquhar's entire theatrical and literary career...For serious students of eighteenth-century drama, Kenny's editin provides the best possibleintroduction to Farquhar's works and the theatrical milieu to which he and his drama belong. seasoned scholars will also appreciate the intellectual integrity apparent in every facet of the work. Even visually, the edition is a delight. The printing is exceptionally clear and sufficiently large andwell-spaced to attract rather than repel the reader.'A Current Bibliography ns 14 V1:316