Peg Woffington

By: Reade, Charles

Price: $49.95

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Book Condition: Very Good


First American Edition. No advertisements in rear....Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards; rubbed corners with breaks light to spine edges and tips; Bindings very tight with fine hinges, foxing scattered to toned pages heavier to fist and last pages; some spots top text block near spine........Based on the comedic and dramatic actress Margaret " Peg " Woffington ( 1714 - 1769 ) the English actress who played Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera at age 10, played Ophelia, etc. and her life......The book written after the success of Charles Reade's play " Masks and Faces ", about the life of Peg Woffington. Written by Dramatist and author Charles Reade ( 1814 - 1884 )......Charles Reade was said to have an eye for scene, situation and dialogue, a very popular and prolific author of his times. Charles Reade was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and it was his own wish that the word "dramatist" should stand first in the description of his occupations on his tombstone.

Title: Peg Woffington

Author Name: Reade, Charles

Categories: BIOGRAPHY / AUTOBIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR, 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1855

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 000790

Keywords: 19th Century Literature; Biography & Autobiography; England; Fiction; General; Great Britain; History; Literary; Romance; Woffington, Margaret,