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The Lover’s Melancholy

John Ford
University of Nashville Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

The Lover’s Melancholy is considered by critics to be one of the best tragicomedies of John FordLover’s Melancholy is a tale of thwarted love, a theme that would grow in popularity with the rise of the American book industry Ford’s most influential work, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, a play about incest, is not included in this selection, possibly due to the young age of the book’s intended readers.