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In 'The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret,' Susanna Centlivre crafts a narrative that is not only a vibrant comedic play from the early 18th century but also a remarkable reflection on the social mores and gender dynamics of her time. Employing a framework of wit and linguistic elegance that echoes the Restoration comedy tradition, Centlivre's work stands as a compelling entry in the literary canon, revealing the complexities of romantic and social entanglements through vibrant characterization and a shrewdly constructed plot. The book, carefully reproduced by DigiCat Publishing, offers readers both a glimpse of the literary past and an enduring tale of the perennial struggle for love and understanding amidst a thicket of societal expectations.
Susanna Centlivre's own experiences as a poet, actress, and playwright in the 18th century significantly inform her work. A woman of formidable intellect and independence in a male-dominated literary scene, Centlivre's insights into the intricacies of interpersonal relationships and the restrictions imposed upon women of her era resonate throughout the play. Her background lends a unique authenticity to her characters, rendering 'The Wonder' a keenly observed critique of and commentary on the rigid class distinctions and gender politics of her time.
The republication of 'The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret' invites contemporary readers to indulge in the clever repartee and rich cultural tapestry that Centlivre's play provides. It is a must-read for aficionados of classic literature and feminist studies, serving both as an entertaining work of fiction and an enlightening window into the past. This edition by DigiCat Publishing ensures that Centlivre's legacy continues to engage and inspire, upholding the vital importance of bringing enduring literary treasures to the forefront for new generations to discover and cherish.


Atributos LU
Año de Edición
Susanna Centlivre, Susanna Centlivre
Núm. Páginas
Peso (Físico)
Tamaño Archivo (Virtual)
DRM (Virtual)
Formato Electrónico (Virtual)
The Wonder: A Woman keeps a Secret
Biografía del Autor
<p>Susanna Centlivre (c. 1667?1723), a playwright, poet, and actress of the English stage, emerged as one of the leading female dramatists of the eighteenth century. With a life shrouded in mystery and marked by controversy, her early years remain a subject of speculation. Despite the persistent debates regarding her origins, Centlivre\'s accomplishments in the literary arena are well documented. Her notable work, \'The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret\' (1714), is an exemplar of the Restoration comedy and solidified her reputation as a writer capable of ingeniously weaving together plots of love, mistaken identities, and social intrigue with an adroit comedic touch. The play encapsulates her wit, mastery over dialogue, and the feminist undertones that characterized much of her work. Her contribution to the literary world extends beyond \'The Wonder\', with plays such as \'A Bold Stroke for a Wife\' and \'The Busie Body\', which have been recognized for their progressive portrayal of strong, intelligent women who navigate and manipulate the constraints of a male-dominated society. Centlivre\'s skill as a dramatist earned her the admiration of her peers and theatre-goers alike. Her dramatic oeuvre comprising nineteen plays reflects the vibrancy and complexities of eighteenth-century life, and in turn has provided rich material for scholarly exploration into the era\'s social and literary conventions (Bowyer, J., &amp; Centlivre, S. 1991).</p>
ISBN: 8596547186823
Referencia: BW1037926274

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