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Congreve, William 1670-1729

Works: 1,043 works in 5,188 publications in 9 languages and 86,462 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Concordances  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Poetry  Music  Fiction 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern  Poets, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PR3364, 822.4
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The way of the world by William Congreve( Book )
391 editions published between 1700 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,262 libraries worldwide
In this expressionistic Restoration comedy man is depicted in a distorted exaggerated fashion in order to make fun of ambition, nobility, idealism and government. It explores the battle for wealth and fortune as well as the search for security and constancy in courtship. This was a major influence on the theatre of the absurd
Love for love by William Congreve( Book )
373 editions published between 1695 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,158 libraries worldwide
The National Theatre, "Love for Love," William Congreve, production by Peter Wood, designed by Lila de Nobili, music by Marc Wilkinson, dances by Alfred Rodrigues, lighting by Richard Pilbrow, stage manager Diana Boddington
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
39 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,834 libraries worldwide
Semele: Weltliches Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 58. Text: William Congreve
William Congreve: complete plays by William Congreve( Book )
65 editions published between 1887 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,639 libraries worldwide
The comedies of William Congreve by William Congreve( Book )
35 editions published between 1895 and 2008 in English and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
The complete plays of William Congreve by William Congreve( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
The old batchelour a comedy : as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, by Their Majesties servants by William Congreve( Book )
96 editions published between 1693 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
The double dealer by William Congreve( Book )
219 editions published between 1694 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
"A play following a love triangle between an heir, a knight's daughter, and Maskwell, the Double Dealer"--Provided by publisher
The mourning bride; a tragedy by William Congreve( Book )
251 editions published between 1679 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Comedies by William Congreve( Book )
55 editions published between 1895 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Letters & documents by William Congreve( Book )
10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Incognita; or, Love and duty reconcil'd by William Congreve( Book )
60 editions published between 1692 and 2011 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
Complete works by William Congreve( Book )
30 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
The mourning muse of Alexis a pastoral lamenting the death of our late gracious Queen Mary of ever blessed memory by William Congreve( Book )
41 editions published between 1695 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 libraries worldwide
[2], 10 p. Reproduction of original in University of Illinois Library. In verse. (marc) 12680938. (stc) Wing C5861.
The old batchelor. A comedy by William Congreve( Book )
166 editions published between 1693 and 2011 in English and Irish and held by 384 libraries worldwide
The works of William Congreve by William Congreve( Book )
45 editions published between 1710 and 2011 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"The late D.F. McKenzie worked on this comprehensive edition of the works of the playwright, poet, librettist, and novelist William Congreve for more than twenty years, until his sudden death in 1999. This was a task he had taken over from Herbert Davis, to whom this edition is dedicated. During that time McKenzie uncovered new verse and letters, collated Congreve's texts, recorded their complicated textual history, constructed appendices that shed light on the dramatic context in which Congreve worked, and examined how his contemporaries received Congreve's work. More importantly, McKenzie has convincingly re-evaluated Congreve's works and life to transform our image of the man and his reputation. McKenzie here follows the editorial practice suggested in two early editions of the Works published by Congreve's friend, the bookseller Jacob Tonson, in 1710 and 1719. These three volumes follow a plan similar to that in the Tonson edition, with The Old Batchelor, The Double-Dealer, and Love for Love collected in the first, a central volume with The Way of the World, and a final volume with Congreve's novel Incognita, some of his prose works, letters, and later verse. In each case, Congreve's work is left to speak for itself, unencumbered by intrusive notes, textual apparatus, or collations, which are gathered instead near the end of each volume. This edition will be an invaluable resource for scholars for many years to come. It is a monument to McKenzie's own scholarship as well as to the integrity of William Congreve"--Publisher's description
The works of Mr. William Congreve : in three volumes. Consisting of his plays and poems by William Congreve( Book )
76 editions published between 1725 and 2005 in English and Irish and held by 250 libraries worldwide
The mourning bride. : A tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre in Lincoln's Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's servants. by William Congreve( Book )
139 editions published between 1697 and 2005 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
With a half-title. Reproduction of original from the British Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT14323. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group). (DLPS) 004792189.0001.000. (ESTC) T14323. (DocNo) CW110774001. (TCP) K027367.000. (GaleDocNo) CW3310774001. (ContentSet) ECLL. (ImageSetID) 0226400600. Http:// Http:// This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Eighteenth Century Collections Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading ECCO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please go to for more information
The poetical works of Will. Congreve. With the life of the author by William Congreve( Book )
31 editions published between 1778 and 1796 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The old bachelor by William Congreve( Book )
18 editions published between 1710 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"A play about an old bachelor who finds love"--Provided by publisher
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Alternative Names
Author of those plays 1670-1729
Congrave, William 1670-1729
Congreve 1670-1729
Congreve 1670-1729 Mr
Congreve, Mr., 1670-1729
Congreve, Mr. (William), 1670-1729
Congreve, W.
Congreve, W. 1670-1729
Congreve, W. (William), 1670-1729
Congreve, Wilhelm 1670-1729
Congreve, Will 1670-1729
Congreve, William
Congrove 1670-1729 Mr
Congrove Mr. 1670-1729
Congrove, Mr. (William), 1670-1729
Congrove, William 1670-1729
Kongriv, Uil'âm.
Kongriv, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1670-1729
Kongriv, Uil'jam 1670-1729
William Congreve angielski dramaturg i poeta
William Congreve British writer
William Congreve drammaturgo inglese
William Congreve englischer Dramatiker und Dichter
William Congreve schrijver
Конгрив, Уильям английский драматург
وليم كونجريف
وليم كونجريف، 1670-1729
コングリーヴ, ウィリアム
English (2,241)
German (23)
French (15)
Irish (6)
Italian (6)
Multiple languages (2)
Dutch (2)
Portuguese (1)
Spanish (1)
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