The Duchess of Malfi Summary
John Webster

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The Duchess of Malfi Summary

In The Duchess of Malfi, a play by John Webster, friends Delio and Antonio are chatting. Antonio has returned from France, where he favored the honest courtiers. Unhappy, sinister Bosola receives gold coins from Duke Ferdinand to spy on the Duchess as the horse manager. Both Ferdinand and his brother, the Cardinal, instruct their sister not to remarry and she obliges. However, she secretly confides with her maid Cariola that she desires to...

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