At a glance:
- Author: Philip Massinger
- First Published: 1633
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Comedy of manners
- Time of Work: Early seventeenth century
- Setting: England
- Genres: Satire, Drama, Comedy of manners
- Subjects: Tricks, Love or romance, Crime or criminals, England or English people, Seventeenth century, Debtors or creditors
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Frank Wellborn, an impoverished gentleman who has wasted much of his inheritance and been defrauded of the rest by his uncle, Sir Giles Overreach. His fortunes are at their lowest ebb when young Allworth discovers him as he is being evicted from a tavern for refusing to pay his bill. He proudly refuses to accept aid from the boy and plans instead to avenge himself on his unjust uncle. A shrewd judge of character, he wins Lady Allworth’s assistance by reminding her of his generosity to her late husband and plays on Marall’s...
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