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The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

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Controversial but successful on the London stage, this play reveals the fate of a "notorious woman" in Victorian England.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by Broadview Press (first published 1893)
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THE SECOND MRS. TANQUERRY. (1894). Arthur W. Pinero. ****.
Pinero was a popular playwright around the end of the 19th century, but isn’t heard from much today – although this play is one of the few of his that is still staged. It’s a play that points up the conditions of class consciousness that existed in England during the 19th century, though it hasn’t really disappeared as much as it has gone underground or changed its appearance. Mr. Tanquerry is hosting a dinner for three of his closest fr
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Feb 26, 2016 Kadidja May rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-for-uni, plays
I had to read this for university and I have to admit I kinda liked it. Once you get into the acts at the beginning, it's very easy and quick to read. I liked how the characters have more than just one side to them.
I was actually really surprised by the ending and somehow caught off guard. It bothered me initially, but now that I think about it, there are no loose ends. I'm not a huge fan of it, but it's realistic, so it's fine I guess.
Sarah
Oct 05, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really Amazing play....
Loved the Social Criticism in it..and it can be "easily" related to the current modern social life and the it's daily acts that is filled with juxtapositions....
Glad I read it...
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Oct 25, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Similar twist to Edith Wharton's "the reef" but different outcome.
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Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was an English actor and later an important dramatist and stage director.
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