The Man of Mode has ratings and 31 reviews. Dominick said: Meh. Perhaps if I had read this through instead of setting it aside periodically, I’d feel. Complete summary of George Etherege’s The Man of Mode. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Man of Mode. Author: Etherege, George, Sir, ? Title: The man of mode, or, Sr. Fopling Flutter a comedy: acted at the Duke’s Theatre / by George Etherege.

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Bellinda is one of those types of women who helps a betraying man out of his current relationship all the while expecting him to be true to her. Feb 19, Meghan rated it liked it Shelves: Loveit, on Dorimant’s request, to take a walk on The Mall and be ‘caught’ in the act of flirting with Fopling.

The Man of Mode (New Mermaids) George Etherege: John Barnard: Methuen Drama

Infatuated with Dorimant, she wishes for him to sacrifice his old mistress, Mrs. Fopling is glad not to commit to anyone. Verbal brilliance, urbane sophistication and sexual conquest are the measures of success for the fashionable set who watched themselves being represented on the Restoration stage. She expresses her jealousy at Mrs. Please note that this product is not available for purchase from Bloomsbury. Brian Gibbons argues that the play “offers the comedy of manners in its most concentrated form”.

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This edition highlights the very varied critical interpretations to which this rich but episodic comedy has been subject, and makes a case for it as a etheege astute and brilliantly executed comedy of courtship rituals. But I design not so much the reviving his, as my revenge. Upon further research, I discovered that it is considered a comedy of manners. This play really made me think about how restrictive Victorian geirge has been on the notion of sexuality, especially female sexuality.


It made me love the play and I hope to see it on the stage as soon as possible. There is also a list of further reading suggestions to aid research. Men grow dull when they begin to be particular.

Loveit becomes enraged with jealousy at Dorimant’s lack of attention to her, while her woman, Pert, attempts to dissuade her from such feelings. Inthe National Theatre produced a modern dress production of the play, starring Tom Hardy as Dorimant.

In actuality, she has grown to enjoy the conversations. Dorimant and Harriet will move back to the country to live with the Woodvills. May 11, Courtney marked it as to-read Shelves: Aug 16, Nitin Chauhan rated it really liked it Shelves: Sir Fopling was humorous, but mostly because his mannerisms were so affected. Verbal brilliance, urbane sophistication and sexual conquest are the measures of success for the fashionable set who watched themselves being represented on the Restoration stage.

They are one-note sex romps about libertines that can occasionally offer a laugh here and there. Jan 18, Matt Tuozzo rated it liked it. For information on how we ftherege your data, read our Privacy Eherege. Fopling appears and almost uncovers Dorimant but the latter leaves to meet Belinda.


Harriet admits she loves Dorimant, so Woodvill allows for georgge marriage while warning Harriet that the match will bring ruin upon her. What is more interesting to note is that this prose that they make use of is more natural or colloquial rather than that which is meant for mere affectation, the manner in which it was sometimes use in the earlier periods of English literary history. A letter arrives from Mrs. May 15, Gloria rated it it was ok.

Dorimant is completely unlikeable. Charles 1 had been killed and a spirit of puritanism had entertained the interregnum, but with the Restoration seeing Charles II put on the throne, a period of somewhat licentious behaviour ensued. Open Geore See a Problem?

The Man of Mode

To view it, click here. Was not her ruin enough to fright me from danger? For her, the play ends happily; she and Young Bellair are joined. Loveit, without compromising his plans to gain the favors kode her close friend, Bellinda. Instead of continuing to make use of her equalizing wit, Harriet abandons the notion of pressing Dorimant further regarding his sincerity, trust, and honesty.

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