978-0-486-40888-0 / 0486408884

The Beggar's Opera (Dover Thrift Editions)

by John Gay

Publisher:Dover Publications



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About the book:

A receiver of stolen goods informs on his chief supplier, setting in motion an increasingly absurd turn of events. In addition to its burlesque of the then-current vogue for Italian operatic styles, this satirical 1728 play ridicules a broad spectrum of political figures and social conventions. Influential prototype for Threepenny Opera.