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Lover's Vows

by Elizabeth Inchbald

Lovers' Vows, a play by Elizabeth Inchbald arguably best known now for having been featured in Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park (1814), is one of at least four adaptations of August von Kotzebue's Das Kind der Liebe, all of which were published between 1798 and 1800. Inchbald's version is the only one to have been performed. Dealing as it does with sex outside marriage and illegitimate birth, Inchbald in the Preface to the published version declares herself to have been highly sensitive to the task of adapting the original German text for "an English audience." Even so, she left the setting as Germany.

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English

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English

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1798

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Elizabeth Inchbald was an English novelist, actress and dramatist. She wrote two novels that remain prominent today. Born on 15 October 1753 at Stanningfield, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Elizabeth...

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