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Literature Glossary

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Comedy Of Manners


This term refers to a comedy dealing with love and courtship that satirizes the mores of a current society. These were popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. If you're looking for a classic example, check out Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband.