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The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi

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Edited by Frank KermodeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Frank Kermode

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: May 10, 2005
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-64243-5 (0-679-64243-9)
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The lyrical, bloodthirsty tragedies and witty urban comedies in this original collection were first performed during the reign of King James I (1603—25). Though nearly four centuries old, they display surprisingly modern sensibilities regarding sex, violence, morality, and honor. Brilliantly introduced and annotated by Frank Kermode, britain’s most distinguished scholar of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, these seven Jacobean masterpieces are the finest and most representative plays of a time when drama was the most vital and important mirror of English society.

This collection includes:

A Woman Killed With Kindness by Thomas Heywood
Volpone by Ben Jonson
The Revenger's Tragedy by Cyril Tourneur
The Maid's Tragedy by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley