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William Congreve - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about William Congreve

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of William Congreve; dramatist / playwright; eighteenth century British Literature / English Literature
William Congreve
(1670 - 1729)

 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  January 4, 1670
Bardsey, near Leeds, England
 
Died:  January 13, 1729
London, England
 
Related authors:
Jonathan Swift, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
 
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William Congreve - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/24/1729     Congreve, Fondlewife, Maskwell....
On this day in 1670 English playwright William Congreve was born. His "comedy of manners" toasted and tilted at the "gala day of wit and pleasure" enjoyed by those who lived in the inner circles of power, or wished they did -- "men and women of quick brains and cynical humours," says the Cambridge History, who talk "with the brilliance and rapidity wherewith the finished swordsman fences."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Comedies of William Congreve
by William Congreve, Eric S. Rump (Editor)
drama, anthology
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
An Approach to Congreve
by Aubrey L. Williams
criticism
 
William Congreve
by David Thomas
criticism
 
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Online Books Page
Find electronic texts of The Double-Dealer, Incognita: or, Love and Duty Reconcil'd, Love for Love, Congreve's translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, The Old Bachelor, and The Way of the World.
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