About the BookShe Stoops to Conquer is based on the two incidents of being the target of practical jokes, and being out on blind dates, creating a complicated, convoluted plot based on miscommunication and mistaken identities. Wealthy countryman, Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy man in London, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous about upper-class women, but is more comfortable with lower-class females. On Marlow’s first acquaintance with Kate, she realizes that she will have to pretend to be common, otherwise he will not woo her. Thus, Kate stoops to conquer by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at ease so that he falls for her.About the Author/sOliver Goldsmith, a great English poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and man of letters, was born in 1728. He belonged to the circle of Johnson, Burke and Reynolds. The Club’. The Traveller established his reputation as a poet and earned him literary distinction. The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) added to his reputation. She Stoops to Conquer (1773) is his dramatic masterpiece.