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Books by John Gay

About the Author John Gay was an English playwright and poet who is most famous for his satirical masterpiece The Beggar s Opera. Originally employed in the government, Gay turned to writing after losing his position following the death of Queen Anne in 1714. From then on, Gay relied on his income from writing, building up a long list of patrons over the course of his career, and making contact with some of the most famous writers of the time, including Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope (and with whom he was a member of the informal society of authors and thinkers known as the Scriblerus Club). After losing the majority of his fortune to a bad investment, Gay eventually found his greatest success in The Beggar s Opera, a ballad opera that satirized society and government, and which ran for sixty-two nights upon its initial release. Gay died on December 4, 1732, at the age of forty-seven, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
The Beggar's Opera and Polly By John Gay
The Beggar's Opera and Pollyby John Gay
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Highgate Cemetery By John Gay
Highgate Cemeteryby John Gay
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$99.99
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The Beggar's Opera By John Gay
The Beggar's Operaby John Gay
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The Beggar's Opera By John Gay
The Beggar's Operaby John Gay
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Cast Iron By John Gay
Cast Ironby John Gay
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Selected Poems: John Gay By John Gay
Selected Poems: John Gayby John Gay
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The Beggar's Opera and other plays By John Gay
The Beggar's Opera and other playsby John Gay
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Trivia By John Gay
Triviaby John Gay
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The Beggar's Opera By John Gay
The Beggar's Operaby John Gay
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$12.99
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The Beggar's Opera By John Gay
The Beggar's Operaby John Gay
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$53.99
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Book of Cats By John Gay
Book of Catsby John Gay
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Poems by John Gay By John Gay
Poems by John Gayby John Gay
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The Beggar's Opera By John Gay
The Beggar's Operaby John Gay
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Selected Poems By John Gay
Selected Poemsby John Gay
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Trivia By John Gay
Triviaby John Gay
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The Beggar's Opera By John Gay
The Beggar's Operaby John Gay
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Achilles By John Gay
Achillesby John Gay
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Poems and Fables, Vol. II By John Gay
Poems and Fables, Vol. IIby John Gay
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The Beggars' Opera By John Gay
The Beggars' Operaby John Gay
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Fables of the Late Mr Gay By John Gay
Fables of the Late Mr Gayby John Gay
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$56.39
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Fables By John Gay
Fablesby John Gay
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Poems and Fables, Vol. I By John Gay
Poems and Fables, Vol. Iby John Gay
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$67.69
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The Beggar's Opera By John Gay
The Beggar's Operaby John Gay
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$16.49
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Polly By John Gay
Pollyby John Gay
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$35.49
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Poems by John Gay--The Abbey Classics--XVI By John Gay
Poems by John Gay--The Abbey Classics--XVIby John Gay
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The Poems of John Gay By John Gay
The Poems of John Gayby John Gay
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Poems of John Gay Vol. I By John Gay
Poems of John Gay Vol. Iby John Gay
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Polly: An Opera - Mr Gay By John Gay
Polly: An Opera - Mr Gayby John Gay
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Poems on Several Occasions - Volume the First By John Gay
Poems on Several Occasions - Volume the Firstby John Gay
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Trivia By John Gay
Triviaby John Gay
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