The Selected Plays of Ben Jonson: Volume 2: The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair, the New Inn, a Tale of a Tub

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Four of Ben Jonson's plays are examined in this volume: two are his major works and two from his later oeuvre. The Alchemist (1610) is a major satire on folly and greed, brilliantly plotted and dazzling in its use of language. Bartholomew Fair (1614), possibly Jonson's greatest achievement, reveals a panoramic depiction of London society. The New Inn (1629) and A Tale of a Tub (1633) suggest a different Jonson, exploring new forms and writing from a profoundly modified perspective. In The New Inn, a romantic comedy overlaid ...

The Selected Plays of Ben Jonson: Volume 2: The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair, the New Inn, a Tale of a Tub 2004, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521318426

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