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The Duchess of Malfi

By John Webster

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| Paperback | 9780713667912

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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 bro Continue

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.

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    Dramma di amore e morte che l'autore inglese trasse da una novella di Bandello, ambientandolo nel suggestivo scenario della costiera amalfitana alla fine del XV secolo

    Leggi la recensione dello spettacolo al Bellini tratto dall'opera su Inchio ...(continue)

    Dramma di amore e morte che l'autore inglese trasse da una novella di Bandello, ambientandolo nel suggestivo scenario della costiera amalfitana alla fine del XV secolo

    Leggi la recensione dello spettacolo al Bellini tratto dall'opera su InchiostrOnline

    http://www.unisob.na.it/inchiostro/index.htm?idrt=4741

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    This seventeenth century play is about two vile brothers who try to stop their sister's marriage and childbearing by any means possible, in order to get their hands on her fortune. Good old dramatic ending with tons of blood and betrayal.

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    This seventeenth century play is about two vile brothers who try to stop their sister's marriage and childbearing by any means possible, in order to get their hands on her fortune. Good old dramatic ending with tons of blood and betrayal.

    Although it took a few pages to 'get into it' due to the archaic language, I was soon immersed in the story and enjoying myself immensely.

    While reading; keep an eye on the references to god and religion. Surely quite rebellious for its time!

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    annemarie said on Aug 13, 2008 | 1 feedback

Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 192 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0713667915
  • ISBN-13: 9780713667912
  • Publisher: A & C Black
  • Publish date: 2003-08-29
  • Dimensions: 77 mm x 838 mm x 1,289 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio Cassette , Others , eBook
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