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William Congreve

Playwright, Poet (24-Jan-1670 — 19-Jan-1729)


Laurence Bartlett. William Congreve: An Annotated Bibliography, 1978-1994. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 1996. 120pp.

Edmund Gosse. Life of William Congreve. London: Walter Scott. 1888. 192pp.

John C. Hodges. William Congreve, the Man: A Biography from New Sources. New York: Modern Language Association. 1941. 151pp.

John C. Hodges (editor). William Congreve: Letters and Documents. London: Macmillan & Co.. 1964. 295pp.

Maximillian E. Novak. William Congreve. New York: Twayne. 1971. 197pp.

Julie Stone Peters. Congreve, the Drama, and the Printed Word. Stanford University Press. 1990. 286pp.

Anita Sieber. Character Portrayal in Congreve's Comedies: The Old Batchelour, Love for Love and The Way of the World. Edwin Mellen Press. 1996. 159pp.

D. Crane Taylor. William Congreve. London: Oxford University Press. 1931. 252pp.

Aubrey L. Williams. An Approach to Congreve. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1979. 234pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.337)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.57)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.94)

  11. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.115-17)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.223)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.121)

  14. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.174)

  15. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.148)

  16. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.77)

  17. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.114)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.19)

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