She Stoops To Conquer (Journey Through The Classics)

December 4, 2010

She Stoops To Conquer
By: Oliver Goldsmith

This book isn't on the Barnes & Noble Classics list I've been reading from. This was one of the classics that came with the eReader my hubby downloaded onto my phone. I had never heard of it before and, upon reading the brief summary, I wanted to read it. Now that I have, I can say there's a reason it isn't a classic you heard a lot of.

I'd love to tell you the plot of the play, but I'm not quite sure what is was. All I can tell you is that it was a confusing read. I know that a father wanted to arrange a marriage for his daughter, but neither the bride or the groom were interested. I got lost in the numerous characters and the conversations they had that, truthfully, had me forgetting what was supposed to be going on.

I was really looking forward to reading the play and was disappointed it didn't turn out well. Who knows, maybe I'll give it another try eventually. As for now, I have cut my losses and hope to have better luck with the next classic.


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on December 5, 2010 at 12:32 AM said...

I haven't read this play, but we analysed it in a university class. It sounded interesting, a woman stooping social-position-wise to conquer a man who is not her peer. Maybe the story just doesn't deliver the premise well. I hope you find more good classics!

Jen on December 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM said...

I think it was partly due to not getting a good description about the play before reading it. I didn't have a solid idea of the plot and tried to figure it out as I went. I'm gonna see if my library has a copy of it and try it that way. We'll see if that makes a difference.

Casey (The Bookish Type) on December 5, 2010 at 10:44 AM said...

Aww I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it! I've never heard of this one either. Perhaps it makes more sense if you see it performed? I find that to be true of most plays, even the great William Shakespeare lol.

Jen on December 6, 2010 at 8:40 AM said...

Casey, you're probably right. I may give the play another try later on. I'm gonna have to keep my eyes open for it being performed near me. Thanks for the suggestion!

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