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Woman Killed With Kindness (Paperback)

Author: Heywood, Thomas

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A main theme in early modern domestic tragedy was not marital discord
as such but violent - usually unreasonably violent - behaviour on the
husband''s part. At a time when husbands were not only allowed but
obliged to rule their families, including their wives, the definition
of ''lawful and reasonable'' measures of punishment were opened to
debate. The marriage of John Frankford, a middling country gentleman,
and his wife Anne is comfortable if uneventful, until Wendoll, an
acquaintance of her husband''s, confesses his passionate love to her.
Anne yields to him; they are discovered. Instead of killing the two
adulterers on the spot - a vengeance that society would condone -
Frankford banishes his wife from the house and their two children.
Racked by guilt and remorse, Anne starves herself to death; but Heywood
allows a scene of deathbed reconciliation to wife and husband.


Publisher Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Mfg Part# 9780713666908
SKU 204797328
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0713666900
Release Date 9/1/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0092
Publisher A&C Black
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