Delphi Complete Works of John Ford

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By John Ford

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A prominent dramatist of the Caroline period, John Ford was notable for writing revenge tragedies featuring scenes of austere beauty, insight into human passions and grand poetic diction. His masterpiece 'Tis Pity She's a Whore concerns controversial themes that engage audiences to this day. Ford also wrote comedies, history plays and tragicomedies, distinguished by highly wrought blank verse and tragically frustrated characters, whose intense desires are frustrated by circumstance. These dramas have cemented his reputation as the most important playwright during the reign of King Charles I. This eBook presents John Ford's complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ford's life and works
* Concise introductions to the major plays
* All the dramas (collaborations and solo plays), with individual contents tables
* Features rare texts appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Includes Sir Robert Howard's play 'The Great Favourite', believed by some to be based on a lost Ford play
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare poetry and prose works
* Includes a special 'Glossary of Jacobean Language', helping comprehension of the language
* Features a bonus biography – discover Ford's world
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

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The Collaborative Plays
The Laws of Candy (1620)
The Witch of Edmonton (1621)
The Welsh Ambassador (1623)
The Spanish Gypsy (1623)
The Sun's Darling (1624)
The Fair Maid of the Inn (1626)
The Solo Plays
The Queen (1627)
The Lover's Melancholy (1628)
The Broken Heart (1629)
'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1631)
Love's Sacrifice (1632)
Perkin Warbeck (1633)
The Fancies Chaste and Noble (1636)
The Lady's Trial (1638)
The Great Favourite, or the Duke of Lerma by Sir Robert Howard (1668)

The Poetry
Fame's Memorial (1606)
The Monarchs Meeting (1606)
A Funerall Elegye (1612)
Christ's Bloody Sweat (1613)
Shall I Die? (c. 1635)

The Prose
Honor Triumphant (1606)
The Golden Mean (1613)
A Line of Life (1620)

The Biography
John Ford by Adolphus William Ward

Glossary of Jacobean Language

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Delphi Complete Works of John Ford