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Published by the Heritage Press, New York in 1937.


The book is in very good condition, bound in khaki and tan boards with reddish-brown lettering to covers and spine. It is missing its slipcase, which does mean that there is some sunning to the spine and minor shelfwear. 


Introduction by A. P. Herbert, illustrated with lithographs by Mariette Lydis. 


The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. 

The Beggar's Opera by John Gay

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