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The action of English comedy; studies in the encounter of abstraction and experience from Shakespeare to Shaw

Author: A N Kaul
Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a reprint of a classic text which analyses the works of varied writers in the comic tradition: Sheridan, Fielding, Austen, James, Shaw and other important writers. Concentrating on a selected  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Comedies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A N Kaul
ISBN: 0300012780 9780300012781
OCLC Number: 429232
Description: 338 pages 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Shakespeare's comedy of love and honor --
The inverted abstractions of restoration comedy --
A note on Sheridan --
The adjudication of Fielding's comedy --
Jane Austen --
The Portrait of a Lady: Henry James and the avoidance of comedy --
George Bernard Shaw: from anti-romance to pure fantasy.
Responsibility: [by] A.N. Kaul.

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