Recollections of the Life of John O'Keeffe 2 Volume Set: Written by Himself - Cambridge Library Collection - Literary StudiesJohn O'Keeffe (author)
Multiple copy pack 866 Pages / Published: 10/11/2011
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John O'Keeffe (1747-1833) was an Irish playwright who began his career as an actor in 1764. His first significant success as a writer was the play The Son-in-Law in 1779, and he was later called 'our English Moliere' by essayist William Hazlitt. He moved to London in 1781 - around the same time that his marriage broke down - and wrote a string of successful comic operas and dramatic works, including Wild Oats (1791). However, he suffered from failing eyesight and was nearly blind at the height of his fame. He dictated this memoir, published in two volumes in 1826, to his daughter, Adelaide (1776-1865). Volume 1 deals with his childhood and early career in Ireland. Volume 2 covers his successful years in London theatrical life and his eventual retirement.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 866
Weight: 1200 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 49 mm
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