1st Edition

The Fancies, Chaste and Noble

By John Ford, Dominic J. Hart Copyright 1985
    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    309 Pages
    by Routledge

    Published in 1985: The main plot portrays the bachelor Octavio, Marquis of Siena, and his establishment of his "Bower of Fancies," something like a Platonic academy for those he calls the "fancies" — Clarella, Silvia, and Floria, three young women who are, or are said to be,"young, wise, noble, fair, and chaste.

      1. Introduction to John Ford and The Fancies  2. Textual Introductions  3. The Fancies, Chast and Noble  4. Appendices


      John Ford, Dominic J. Hart