Item #6949 Thomas Southerne Dramatist. John Wendell Dodds, Association copy: Percival Hunt.

Thomas Southerne Dramatist

New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1933.

First Edition; First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #6949

Toned, corner bump, light creasing, light wear. Solid trade paperback.; INSCRIBED "With all best wishes" by author. Memorial bookplate of Percival Hunt is on front paste-down. Hunt was Head of the Department of English at the time that Dodds was an Assistant Professor writing this book. "It seems important ... to reappraise Southerne's work and to place it both in reference to the drama of the period and to the later spawn of sentimental tragedy. Such a study, made without the attempt sometimes exerted to create a hero of a man of straw, reveals Southerne as a far more important tragic dramatist than the neglect accorded him by special studnets of drama would indicate." - Preface. Contents: Preface; Chronology; I. Biographical Sketch; II. The Loyal Brothr, or The Persian Prince; III. The Disappointment, or The Mother in Fashion; IV. Sir Anthony Love, or The Rambling Lady; V. The Wives' Excuse, or Cuckolds Make Themselves; VI. The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any Rather Than Fail; VII. The Fatal Marriage, or The Innocent Adultery; VIII. Oroonoka; IX. The Fate of Capua; X. The Spartan Dame; XI. Money the Mistress; XII. Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. ; Yale Studies in English; vii, 237 pages; Signed by Author.

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