Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

It attests to Farquhar's stature as a man that he composed this warm-hearted and vibrant play while he was dying. Like The Recruiting Officer, the play is set in a provincial town and its plot is slight: Aimwell and Archer, two impecunious London gentlemen, arrive in Lichfield looking for an heiress to marry. Aimwell, posing as his elder brother, falls in love with his 'prey' Dorinda and confesses his imposture to her; his 'man-servant' Archer arouses the wistful interest of the unhappily married Mrs Sullen. The introduction to this edition discusses the play for its theatrical merits and argues that it dramatises the ills of marriage in early modern England, shown by Farquhar to be more injurious to the wife than to the husband, and calls for a reform of the divorce laws.

Buy The Beaux' Stratagem book by George Farquhar from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780713670004
ISBN-10: 0713670002
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Beaux' Stratagem book by George Farquhar and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - George Farquhar

Ann Blake is Honorary Fellow at the School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

Books By Author George Farquhar

Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar

The Recruiting Officer

Hardback, January 2011
$86.86
Beaux' Stratagem (Dodo Press) by George Farquhar

The Beaux' Stratagem (Dodo Press)

Paperback / softback, October 2008
$22.37
Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar

Beaux' Stratagem

Paperback, August 1995
$9.63
Works of George Farquhar by George Farquhar

The Works of George Farquhar

Hardback, July 1988
$413.06