Rare Books The Way of The World Comedy in 5 Acts by William Congreve Illustrator T.M. Cleland 1959 Heritage Press Famous Plays Playwrights

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This is a very good hardcover with accompanying slipcase. 1959 Heritage Press. This copy is very clean inside and out. NOTE: previous owners name neatly marked out inside front cover (see photo). No other markings seen and the pages are clean and still crisp. The binding is tight and straight. Fancy embossed design on front cover of navy blue hardcover boards. The accompanying slipcase is very good but showing some wear and fading. Super octavo book size or 7" x 10" with 108 pages.

The Way of The World by English playwright William Congreve was premiered in 1700. It is a Restoration comedy or comedy of manners but was initially not well received. But it soon was recognized as one of Congreve's best works. It follows two people who wish to marry but keep their inheritance. The play mocks and ridicules society rules and behavior. Deception and scheming are central themes displaying how people will do anything for money. This edition is finely illustrated by T.M. Cleland.

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