Book of the Month: John John the Husband

The Book of the Month for July, 2012 is John John the Husband. If you’re a member of the Malone Society, take advantage of the great deal and buy a copy of John John today for only £5.00 plus postage! (the regular price is £15)

John Heywood’s John John the Husband

The jealous husband John John defends his practice of wife beating, while the lascivious Sir John seduces the suspicious man’s wife with a pie. Tyb brings home her baked good to share with the curate, which results in a drama-filled dinner party, filled with stories of dubious pregnancies attributed to miraculous conception!

The Malone edition, edited by G.R.Proudfoot in 1967, is from the only known early edition, printed by William Rastell on 12 February 1533.


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