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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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This superb comedy of manners pierces the pretentiousness and affectations of aristocratic Londoners in the late 1700s. Such aptly named characters as Lady Sneerwell, Sir Benjamin Backbite, and Sir Joseph Surface make this a truly delightful romp!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget Chase | 2/16/2014

    " Absolutely hilarious. Had the opportunity to read this in my grade 12 English Lit. class, and acted out the part of Joseph (with a stunning Irish accent might I add). Some great twists, and side-splitting dialogue. A must read from Sheridan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 2/4/2014

    " I'm reading this in preparation for an audition tomorrow. Pretty funny. Not subtle, but funny. Lots of asides and that sort of thing. This isn't the edition I have (mine is an adorable red leather copy with gilt pages from the ACT library) but I'm sure they're pretty much all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/29/2014

    " Some funny moments, and a good story with memorable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Ryburn | 1/28/2014

    " another selection from graduate work at wake forest. wickedly funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lalo Bahaa | 1/20/2014

    " I read it in my vacation and then I found out that we were taking it in college this semester...It wasn't that good..It's realllllly predictable..and not that amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/16/2014

    " Short but still enjoyable. Not earth shattering in any way, and it's more a comedy of manners than anything else. There are some great one liners in here and it shows people at their gossipy worst. I must warn however though it is entertaining it lacks realism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isis | 1/11/2014

    " One of my all time favorite plays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/11/2014

    " Read this one in Australia. There's not too much to say about it, but as a comedy for this time, it worked really well. A different kind of humor. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vic | 1/10/2014

    " This was on my book list for English Lit in college. It was one of the few texts I kept through the years. I was already heavily into reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, and so Richard Sheridan's comedy of manners fit right in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andalee | 1/2/2014

    " It was amusing. Enjoyable read if your into 18th century literature and find their joking about the nature of women funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emylie | 12/27/2013

    " I enjoyed this one-laughed out loud a few times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie Reed | 12/20/2013

    " For its era, I'd say this was darn good. Complete review later on at accidentallymars.wordpress.com. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/18/2013

    " Read this for a lit class in college and LOVED it, which is saying a lot for a read play. The wit is brilliant, and I appreciate the storyline as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marlee | 12/15/2013

    " I honestly had no idea what was going on. I had to read the Wikipedia article. But I do hate drama and I only read this for class. The last few scenes were pretty funny though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/7/2013

    " Reading it for the second time. It's an amusing little romp. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 12/1/2013

    " Very witty and funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 11/25/2013

    " I really need to give this one another try. I do recall that it's NOT the best selection to see after a large meal in an over-warm theater while still slightly jet-lagged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 11/21/2013

    " I love this play! The first time I read this was when I was in high school & I couldn't stop laughing for days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 11/2/2013

    " I loved this play! I never saw a production of it until grad school (Valerie was in it), but I remembered Miss Malaprop all those years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 10/31/2013

    " I bet Charles Ii had a wonderful time being king! Too bad his doctors practically killed him! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celine | 10/16/2013

    " Very funny and very witty "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 8/10/2013

    " I haven't read this since high school, and so didn't remember much about it. It was well worth the re-read. I liked the witty banter and subtle humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sachin | 7/18/2013

    " Ha ha ha very funny indeed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ioan Prydderch | 5/29/2013

    " I saw no academic advantage in studying this play whatsoever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice B Shaw | 5/21/2013

    " Very readable and absolutely hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb | 2/5/2013

    " I'd like to see this play, now that I've read it. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Brinsley SheridanIn need of funds, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) turned to the only craft that could gain him the remuneration he desired in a short time: he began writing a play. He had over the years written and published essays and poems, and among his papers were humorous unfinished plays, essays and political tracts, but never had he undertaken such an ambitious project as this. In a short time, however, he completed The Rivals. He was 23 years old.