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6%OFFOliver Goldsmith - She Stoops to Conquer - 9780713667943 - V9780713667943
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She Stoops to Conquer

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Description for She Stoops to Conquer Paperback. This drama text is one of a series of important English plays. It includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions of date and sources, textual details, a bibliography and information about the staging of She Stoops to Conquer"." Editor(s): Ogden, James. Series: New Mermaids. Num Pages: 144 pages, c 5 photographs/line drawings. BIC Classification: 2AB; DD; DSBD; DSG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UA) A / AS level; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 198 x 131 x 10. Weight in Grams: 126.
The action of She Stoops to Conquer (1773) is largely confined to a night and a day in Squire Hardcastle's somewhat dilapidated country house: Young Marlow, on his way there to meet the bride his father has chosen for him, loses his way and arrives at the house assuming it is an inn. The prospect of meeting the genteel Miss Hardcastle terrifies the diffident youngster; but the serving-girl Kate - in fact, Miss Hardcastle, who chooses not to clarify the misunderstanding - immediately catches his fancy and cannot complain of a lack of ardour in her well-born suitor. After a ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages
144
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Series
New Mermaids
Condition
New
Number of Pages
144
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780713667943
SKU
V9780713667943
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About Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-74) was an Irish poet, playwright, novelist, and journalist, whose two plays have outlived the efforts of all his contemporaries except Sheridan. Dr Johnson described him as "a very great man", while Goethe would later write, "To Shakespeare, Sterne, and Goldsmith my debt has been limitless." Goldsmith's youth gave little promise of his future achievements. After attending Trinity ... Read more

Reviews for She Stoops to Conquer
Oliver Goldsmith's comedy was a milestone: yes, it's fast and funny, almost farcical at times, a great night out, and so on, but it's also a psychological masterpiece written at the time when English society began its stately progress towards its admirable class system. Sunday Times "A bomproof comedy...Oliver Goldsmith's play is about the clash between town and country, ... Read more

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