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The Mourning Bride

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William Congreve (1670-1729) was an English playwright and poet. He wrote some of the most popular English plays of the Restoration period of the late 17th century. By the age of thirty, he had written four comedies, including Love for Love (premiered 1695) and The Way of the World (premiered 1700), and one tragedy, The Mourning Bride (1697). After writing five plays from ...more
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Published October 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 2008)
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C.L.
Jun 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Actually I enjoyed this one, although it is technically a play, not a book, but why split hairs? Better known for the quotes "Music has charms to sooth the savage beast" and "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" than the play itself. Although the exact quotes are "Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast," and "Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd."
Fair warning though there are a few hurtles to overcome. First off as you can see from the quo
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Ants Kalda
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned," ...more
Sharon Dorival
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though The Mourning Bride was an old fashioned writ, I totally enjoyed it. The way poems were introduced to the play was intriguing.
BookMoth Bab
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I will say this: The language of this play easily equales that of Shakespeare. It is truly beautifully written, with many twists and turns, still the story is a fairly simple one.

Richa Sharma
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
Whew...what a read...so many twists and turns that you will feel your head reeling...It's a very short read but make no mistake, it would rake your brain anyways. Story is a complex web of many characters colliding with each other and influencing everyone. I read this book because i was looking for the quote "hell hath no fury like a women scorned..." and came to know it was used in this book. Needless to say, quote was spot on in story. If you are a person who like complex stories, definitely a ...more
Elise Myers
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good, though a little bit difficult to read since it was before modern dictionaries and everything but, the story is very uplifting.
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"William Congreve was an English playwright and poet.... William Congreve wrote some of the most popular English plays of the Restoration period of the late 17th century. By the age of thirty, he had written four comedies, including Love for Love (premiered 30 April 1695) and The Way of the World (premiered 1700), and one tragedy, The Mourning Bride (1697).

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