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Subject Area: Literature
Collection: Banned Books

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, The Barber of Seville, or the Useless Precaution [1775]

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The Barber of Seville, or the Useless Precaution; A Comedy in four Acts. With Songs (London: J. Chouquet, 1776).


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The first of 3 plays Beaumarchais wrote about a master-servant relationship, Count Almaviva and Figaro, during the social upheavals on the eve of the French revolution.

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