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The Amazons: A Farcical Romance

The Amazons: A Farcical Romance by Arthur Wing Pinero
By: (1855-1934)

Arthur Wing Pinero's The Amazons: A Farcical Romance is a delightful and humorous play that follows the misadventures of a young man who unwittingly finds himself in the midst of a group of eccentric women known as the "Amazons." The play is filled with witty dialogue, absurd situations, and clever quips that will keep readers entertained from start to finish.

Pinero's sharp and satirical writing style shines through in this play, as he pokes fun at societal norms and gender roles in a lighthearted and humorous way. The characters are eccentric and larger than life, with each member of the Amazonian group bringing their own unique quirks and personalities to the story.

While the plot may be a bit far-fetched at times, it is the outrageous and comical nature of the play that makes it so enjoyable to read. The dialogue is fast-paced and full of clever wordplay, and the characters are charming and endearing in their own way.

Overall, The Amazons: A Farcical Romance is a delightful and entertaining play that will appeal to fans of comedy and satire. It is a quick and engaging read that is sure to leave readers laughing out loud at the absurdity of the situations the characters find themselves in. I highly recommend this play to anyone looking for a light-hearted and humorous read.

Book Description:
This 1895 farce inspired by the outlandish idea of women wearing pants, centers around the predicament of the three daughters of the eccentric Marchioness of Castlejordan, who determined to have sons, raised them like boys. She encouraged them to dress and act like boys at home, yet dress like ladies when out. As the girls come of age, they are conflicted. They want to please mother by acting as her sons, but, suddenly smitten with three gentlemen, they are compelled to grow up and be ladies. When their suitors secretly come to woo, they aren’t sure what to do……and what will mother do if she finds out?

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