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The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil

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The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil. Two plays by John Webster.

"The Duchess of Malfi" tells the macabre story of a woman who marries beneath herself and sets in motion a terrible cycle of violence while "The White Devil" depicts a dark, sinister world of duplicity, intrigue and murderous infidelity.

John Webster (c.1580 – c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. He was a contemporary of William Shakespeare. Webster is a radically and creatively experimental dramatist. His tragedies deploy shifting dramatic perspectives which counteract and challenge conventional moral judgements, while the predominantly gentler tone of his comedies and tragicomedies responds inventively to contemporary changes in dramatic taste and fashion.

12 Illustrations by Henry Keen.

Black cloth boards with gilt decoration. Black ink serpent pictorial on end papers.

CONDITION: Boards show moderate wear. Scuff damage (approx. 2cm in diameter) on rear. Gilt still intact. Owners name on F.F.E.P. in pen dated 1933. Minor to moderate foxing on early and later pages but clean generally throughout the majority of pages. Pages uncut with browning to edges. Blueish painted top edge of pages. Binding still tight. (See photos for details)

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First Edition Thus. Illustrated edition.
Author(s):
John Webster
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1930
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
253
Publisher:
John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, Dodd, Mead & Company
Title:
The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil

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The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil. Two plays by John Webster.

"The Duchess of Malfi" tells the macabre story of a woman who marries beneath herself and sets in motion a terrible cycle of violence while "The White Devil" depicts a dark, sinister world of duplicity, intrigue and murderous infidelity.

John Webster (c.1580 – c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. He was a contemporary of William Shakespeare. Webster is a radically and creatively experimental dramatist. His tragedies deploy shifting dramatic perspectives which counteract and challenge conventional moral judgements, while the predominantly gentler tone of his comedies and tragicomedies responds inventively to contemporary changes in dramatic taste and fashion.

12 Illustrations by Henry Keen.

Black cloth boards with gilt decoration. Black ink serpent pictorial on end papers.

CONDITION: Boards show moderate wear. Scuff damage (approx. 2cm in diameter) on rear. Gilt still intact. Owners name on F.F.E.P. in pen dated 1933. Minor to moderate foxing on early and later pages but clean generally throughout the majority of pages. Pages uncut with browning to edges. Blueish painted top edge of pages. Binding still tight. (See photos for details)

Added value:
First Edition Thus. Illustrated edition.
Author(s):
John Webster
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1930
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
253
Publisher:
John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, Dodd, Mead & Company
Title:
The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil

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