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Tom Jones, A Comic Opera
Printed for W. and W. Smith et al, Dublin - 1768-1789. 5 items. 68, 82, 72, 40, 59 p. 17 cm. Full leather, spine label missing, corners bumped. Bookplate and signature on front endpapers. Like other self-educated men, Reed formed an unwarrantably high opinion of his own literary achievements. But he had a caustic wit, and wrote with much energy. Farquar is usually classed among the writers of English Restoration comedy, though he stands a little apart from them, both chronologically and in showing more variety of plot, depth of feeling, and, in his later and best plays, a more conscious effort to adapt the licentiousness of the early comedy of manners to the changing taste of the time. Cumberland turned to writing drama because he needed the money. Kelly wrote pieces which at the time eclipsed his literary rival, Goldsmith. -- "as it is Performed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent Garden; The Recruiting Officer. A Comedy; The Imposters: A Comedy Performed at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; The Romance of a Hour, A Comedy in Two Acts, As it is performed with universal applause at Theatre-Royal, Covernt-Garden; Midas; an English Burletta. As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden." [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Attic Books (ILAB, ABAC)]
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