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A Bold Stroke for a Wife

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A Bold Stroke for a Wife is perhaps the finest example of Centlivre's masterful plotting of comic intrigue.
Paperback, 158 pages
Published April 11th 1995 by Broadview Press (first published 1718)
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Sherwood Smith
Aphra Behn was a talented, complex woman who could not be confined to a respectable domestic role, but she was not alone is writing exuberantly subversive comedy of manners.

Centlivre's play first was seen in 1718, and its influence is still felt today. Later in the eighteenth century she was considered too indelicate and bawdy, but it's rollicking good fun.
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Jul 16, 2011 Steve rated it it was amazing
An 18th Century comedy that has languished in obscurity for far too long in my opinion. I enjoyed reading this and would love to see it performed on stage.
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Funny, but boring.

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