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The Way of the World

The Way of the World

By William Congreve
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854591982, 126 pages, November 1995


A classic comedy of manners from the Restoration period.

Mirabell loves the heiress Millamant and must concoct a clever plan which allows him to marry her and keep her fortune despite the vengeful wrath of her aunt, Lady Wishfort.

William Congreve's The Way of the World was first performed in March 1700 at the Theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields in London.

This edition, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is edited and introduced by Trevor Griffiths.