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    Volpone and Other Plays: "Volpone", "The Alchemist", "Bartholomew Fair" (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Ben Jonson, Edited by Michael Jamieson

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    DescriptionThe three plays collected in this volume depict the faults, errors and foibles of ordinary people with exuberant humour, savage satire and acute observations. "Volpone" portrays a rich Venetian who pretends to be dying so that his despised acquaintances will flock to his bedside with extravagant gifts in hope of an inheritance. "The Alchemist" also deals with greed and gullibility, as a rascally trio of confidence tricksters, claiming to have the legendary Philosopher's Stone, fool a series of victims who are hoping to make some easy money. And in a wonderfully energetic portrait of Jacobean life, "Bartholomew Fair" shows a diverse group of Londoners sampling the delights and temptations of the Fair - and the traders, prostitutes and cutpurses who set out to exploit them.


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    Title
    Volpone and Other Plays: "Volpone", "The Alchemist", "Bartholomew Fair"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Jonson, Edited by Michael Jamieson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141441184
    ISBN 10: 0141441186
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22880
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    DC21: 822.3
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PR2602 .J3 2004
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    28 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ben Jonson was born in 1572, the posthumous son of a minister and was educated at Westminster School thanks to an unknown patron. In 1597, after brief careers as a bricklayer and soldier, he began to work for Henslowe's company as a player and playwright. In addition to the comedies Jonson also produced two tragedies. In 1616 he was granted a royal pension and was made, in effect, Poet Laureate. He died on 6 August 1637. Michael Jamieson has taught at the University of Rome and the University of California. He has published a study of As You Like It and articles on Elizabethan acting and on modern theatres for Shakespeare.