The Duchess of MalfieBook - 2009
The Duchess of Malfi was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's Palace of Pleasure, translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side of the court life of the Italian Renaissance; and its picture of the fierce quest of pleasure, the recklessness of crime...
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, ©2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 electronic document (217 pages))