At a glance:
- Author: William Congreve
- First Published: 1700
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Comedy of manners
- Time of Work: Seventeenth century
- Setting: London, England
- Genres: Satire, Drama, Comedy of manners, High comedy
- Subjects: Love or romance, Marriage, England or English people, Seventeenth century, London, Servants, Aristocracy or aristocrats, Impostors or imposture
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
Mirabell, a man of fashion, intelligent and authentically in love with Mrs. Millamant. He enjoys the favors, either overt or covert, of most of the women in the play, who, either through unrequited love of him or mutual affection, try to affect the course of his fortune. He is presented as a man of genuine parts, not so superficial as to render him without a sense of honor or the genuine ability to experience love, but at the same time a clever schemer. His love for Mrs. Millamant and his hope of legitimate income are the motivating...
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