|William Congreve. The Works of Mr. Congreve. In Two Volumes. Volume 1. Containing: The Old Bachelor; The Double Dealer; Love for Love. To Which Is Prefixed, a Life of the Author.|
|Elibron Classics, 2001, 312 pages.|
ISBN 9781421253435 paperback
ISBN 9781421253428 hardcover
|Volume 1. Containing: The Old Bachelor; The Double Dealer; Love for Love. To Which Is Prefixed, a Life of the Author|
|This edition is published in 2 volumes sold separately.|
Replica of 1788 edition published in London.
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|William Congreve (1670-1729), list of works|
|The playwright William Congreve completely abandoned the stage after only seven years of writing and five plays. His first play, The Old Bachelor, was performed in 1693, after he graduated from Trinity College, and was a resounding success. His next three plays enjoyed mixed success with both the literary establishment and the public. However, his last play, a comedy of manners called The Way of the World (although respected by critics both then and now as his most perfect play) was a consummate public failure. Congreve retired from writing to work in government.|
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