The Beggars Opera and Polly - John Gay

The Beggars Opera and Polly

John Gay

Book Summary

Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.Raucous, lyrical, witty, ironic and tragic by turns, The Beggars Opera and Polly--published together here for the first time--offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart

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