The Country Wife Summary

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Essays & Analysis (5)

5,278 words, approx. 18 pages
In the essay below, Cohen examines the tension and energy inherent in the social situation presented in the play The Country Wife. The Country Wife is a play which is carried by the energy of constant... Read more
9,955 words, approx. 34 pages
In the essay below, Hawkins discusses Wycherley's use of language and imagery in The Country Wife. L. C. Knights has famously charged that metaphoric density is precisely what Restoration Comed... Read more
9,830 words, approx. 33 pages
In the following essay, Knapp examines the language of The Country Wife for evidence of then current social practices and attitudes. She maintains that this play would have been understood differently... Read more
35,383 words, approx. 118 pages
In the excerpt below, Vance discusses Wycherley's varied portrayals of fear and weakness in The Country Wife. As portrayed by Wycherley, the male's primary fear is the loss of sexual pot... Read more
1,222 words, approx. 5 pages
`A marriage vow is like a penitent gamester's oath and entering into bonds and penalties to stint himself to such a particular small sum at play for the future, which makes him but the more eager a... Read more