William Congreve

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A giant of eighteenth century literature, William Congreve was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. His poetry demonstrates a learned understanding of the classics, raw satirical power and an ironic scrutiny of the affectations of his age. Congreve’s famous plays are celebrated for their witty dialogue and their seminal influence on the comedy of manners style. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Congreve’s complete works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Congreve’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Congreve’s life and poetry
* Congreve’s complete poems – available in no other collection
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Congreve’s complete dramatic works – first time in digital print
* Excellent formatting of the poems and plays
* Features three biographies, including Samuel Johnson’s memoir – discover Congreve’s intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Life and Poetry of William Congreve
Brief Introduction: William Congreve by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Complete Poetical Works of William Congreve
List of Poems in Alphabetical Order

The Comedies
The Old Bachelor
The Double Dealer
Love for Love
The Way of the World

The Tragedy
The Mourning Bride

The Masque
The Judgement of Paris

The Opera

The Prose
Incognita; Or, Love and Duty Reconcil’d

The Biographies
Congreve by Samuel Johnson
Introduction to William Congreve by G. S. Street
William Congreve by Leslie Stephen