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The Runaway

by Hannah Cowley

The play tells the story of Harriet, a young woman who runs away from home to escape an arranged marriage. She finds herself in the company of a group of eccentric characters, including a dashing young man, a wealthy merchant, and a wise old woman. Together, they help Harriet to find her way in the world and to learn about herself. The play is set in the late 18th century, and it reflects the social and cultural values of that time. Cowley was a strong advocate for women's rights, and her play explores the challenges that women faced in a patriarchal society. The Runaway is a witty and insightful comedy that offers a thought-provoking look at marriage, gender roles, and the pursuit of happiness. it deals with issues that are important to young people, such as independence, identity, and relationships. The play is also entertaining and funny, and it will appeal to young readers who enjoy a good story.

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English

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English

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1776

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Hannah Cowley was an English playwright and poet. Although Cowley's plays and poetry did not enjoy wide popularity after the 19th century, critic Melinda Finberg rates her as "one of the foremost play...

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