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A Yorkshire Tragedy   By: (1564-1616)

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A Yorkshire Tragedy by an Unknown author is a gripping and harrowing tale that will leave readers immersed in a world of sorrow and despair. Set against the bleak backdrop of Yorkshire, the story unravels with a raw and devastating intensity.

The narrative delves deep into the life of a troubled individual, whose demons eventually consume him, leading to a tragic and irreversible outcome. The author's ability to portray the protagonist's descent into darkness is both chilling and thought-provoking. With each turn of the page, readers are compelled to witness the unraveling of a man's sanity, torn apart by an unforgiving world.

The character development in this book is truly exceptional. The protagonist is a complex figure, flawed yet compelling, and readers cannot help but be drawn into the intricate web of emotions and motivations that drive him. The author masterfully presents a realistic portrayal of mental illness, providing insight into the inner struggles and internal battles that plague the human mind.

The writing style employed by the unknown author is phenomenal, seamlessly weaving together vivid descriptions, realistic dialogue, and poignant introspection. The book's pacing is steady, maintaining the reader's engagement throughout, and building suspense as the tragic events unfold.

The setting of Yorkshire is expertly portrayed, adding an additional layer of darkness and melancholy to the story. The author's attention to detail brings the desolate landscapes to life, making them feel like a character in their own right. This atmospheric backdrop serves to intensify the overall sense of tragedy and despair felt within the narrative.

A Yorkshire Tragedy is not an easy read, as it delves into the darkest recesses of human nature. It explores profound themes such as guilt, remorse, and the consequences of our actions. The emotional depth of this book will resonate with readers long after they have turned the final page.

Although the book's author is unknown, their talent shines through every word. A Yorkshire Tragedy is a masterpiece of tragic literature, weaving a tale that is haunting, poignant, and unforgettable. It is a testament to the power of storytelling and a vivid reminder of the human capacity for both beauty and darkness.

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Shakespeare, William. A Yorkshire Tragedy. Not So New as Lamentable and True. In C.F. Tucker Brooke, ed., The Shakespeare Apocrypha (Oxford, 1918).


Dramatis Personae.

Husband. Master of a College. Knight, a Justice of Peace. Oliver, Ralph, Samuel, serving men. Other Servants, and Officers. Wife. Maid servant. A little Boy.

SCENE I. A room in Calverly Hall.

[Enter Oliver and Ralph, two servingmen.]

OLIVER. Sirrah Ralph, my young Mistress is in such a pitiful passionate humor for the long absence of her love

RALPH. Why, can you blame her? why, apples hanging longer on the tree then when they are ripe makes so many fallings; viz., Mad wenches, because they are not gathered in time, are fain to drop of them selves, and then tis Common you know for every man to take em up.

OLIVER. Mass, thou sayest true, Tis common indeed: but, sirrah, is neither our young master returned, nor our fellow Sam come from London?

RALPH. Neither of either, as the Puritan bawd says. Slidd, I hear Sam: Sam's come, her's! Tarry! come, yfaith, now my nose itches for news.

OLIVER. And so does mine elbow.

[Sam calls within... Continue reading book >>

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