Early American Drama (Penguin Classics S.)

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This unique volume collects eight early dramas that mirror American literary, social and cultural history: Royal Tyler's The Contrast William Dunlap's Andre James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess William Henry Smith's the Drunkard Anna Corra Mowatt's Fashion George L. Aitken's Uncle Tom's Cabin Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon Richards has provided an excellent introduction, headnotes to each of the plays, and explanatory and textual notes.

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An anthology of eight American plays. Royal Tyler's, The Contrast: William Dunlap's, Andre: James Nelson Barker's, The Indian Princess: William Henry Smith's, The Drunkard: Anna Corra Mowatt's, Fashion: George L. Aitken's, Uncle Tom's Cabin: Dion Boucicault's, The Octoroon. With textual notes.

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Jeffrey H. Richards is Professor of English at Old Dominion University in Virginia.

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