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The Duchess of Malfi


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Publisher
ISBN
9780486157771,
0486157776,
Language
English
Category
Subject DRAMA -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. -- bisacsh
English drama.

Description

The evils of greed and ambition overwhelm love, innocence, and the bonds of kinship in this dark tragedy concerning the secret marriage of a noblewoman and a commoner. John Webster’s great Jacobean drama detailing the fiendish schemes of two brothers who desire their wealthy sister’s title and estates ends with a bloody and horrifying climax. A dynamic plot brimming with poetic lyricism, this provocative and profoundly original work will appeal to general readers, students, and teachers of drama and literature.