Coverart for item
The Resource The wonder : a woman keeps a secret, Susanna Centlivre ; edited by John O'Brien

The wonder : a woman keeps a secret, Susanna Centlivre ; edited by John O'Brien

Label
The wonder : a woman keeps a secret
Title
The wonder
Title remainder
a woman keeps a secret
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Centlivre ; edited by John O'Brien
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Susanna Centlivre's play The Wonder (1714) was one of the most popular works on the eighteenth-century English stage. Set in Lisbon, the plot interweaves two romantic intrigues around one "secret": the heroine Violante is hiding her best friend, Isabella (who is the sister of her own lover, Don Felix), from Isabella's father, who wishes to marry her off to a rich but decrepit old merchant. Because she is sworn to secrecy, Violante cannot reveal Isabella's whereabouts, nor can she explain to Felix why Isabella's new lover, a dashing British soldier, happens to be about the house, prompting Felix's intense jealousy. Centlivre's critique on the tyrannical patriarchs in the world of the play is at the same time a veiled critique of similar conditions in Augustan-era Britain." "This Broadview edition includes contemporary responses (by Richard Steele and Arthur Bedford), biographical accounts, selections of Centlivre's poetry, and early nineteenth-century criticism (by Elizabeth Inchbald and William Hazlitt)."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1667?-1723
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Centlivre, Susanna
Dewey number
822/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR3339.C6
LC item number
W66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Brien, John
Series statement
Broadview literary texts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Arranged marriage
Label
The wonder : a woman keeps a secret, Susanna Centlivre ; edited by John O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-147)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53037080
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781551114545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The wonder : a woman keeps a secret, Susanna Centlivre ; edited by John O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-147)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53037080
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781551114545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...