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She Stoops to Conquer

14 May

I finished my May classic for my book club. We’re reading Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer, an 18th century comedy. Well, it was pretty good, though I think dated. The plot hinges on mistaken identities and there’s some romance, but really if the couple hadn’t gotten together that would have been fine and the humor wasn’t that great. I liked it better than Misanthrope, but that’s not a ringing endorsement. If I were giving a course on British drama or even 18th century literature, this would not be required reading. Perhaps I’m change my mind after the online discussion.

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Posted by on May 14, 2011 in British Lit, classic

 

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