Incognita: Or Love and Duty Reconciled

Incognita: Or Love and Duty Reconciled

William Congreve
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Author:  William Congreve
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  112
Publisher:  Hesperus Press Ltd
Year:  2003
ISBN:  9781843910695

Returning to Florence on the occasion of his 18th birthday, Aurelian—together with his sworn companion Hippolito—dons his disguise in anticipation of the most famous Florentine ball. Once there, the two are soon separated, and each finds himself paired off with a beautiful—and masked—woman. While Aurelian yearns to learn the true identity of his “love,” Hippolito is mistaken for another and brazenly plays along with the conceit. Chaos abounds as masks are dropped, truth revealed, and, somehow, all ends happily. Dramatist and novelist William Congreve is best remembered for his comedy The Way of the World.