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Read online Volpone.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Volpone Bitter satiric comedy in blank verse is one of the great Elizabethan dramatist s finest plays The plot concerns a wealthy lecherous old man who feigns a mortal illness in order to solicit bribes from greedy acquaintances who hope to inherit his fortune Many complexities of plot and connivance ensue but in the end the guilty parties are exposed and punished Explanatory footnotes by Ben Jonson

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Volpone
Title:Volpone
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ISBN:0486280497
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Number of Pages:128
Category:Plays, Classics, Drama, Fiction, Th century, Theatre
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The Alchemist, Five Plays, Volpone, The Alchemist and Other Plays, The Complete Poems, Every Man in His Humour: Quarto Version, Bartholomew Fair, Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets, Volpone and Other Plays, Epicoene
Jonson is represented by a wide selection from the Epigrams includingthe mock epic On the Famous Voyage The Forest complete extensiveselections from Underwood including such well known pieces as ACelebration of Charis and the Cary Morison ode together with the Epithalamion on the Weston Stuart nuptials and An Execration UponVulcan and more Also included is a copious selection from the works of Richard Corbett Robert Herrick eighty two poems from Hesperides and fifteen from HisNoble Numbers Thomas Carew James Shirley Mildmay Fane ThomasRandolph Edmund Waller William Harbington Sir John Suckling SidneyGodolphin William Cartwright James Graham Marquis of Montrose SirJohn Denham Richard Lovelace Abraham Cowley Henry Vaughan andThomas Stanley The spelling and punctuation of the poems have been made consistentwith modern practice These and other alterations are discussed in theTextual Notes Footnotes serve primarily to gloss unfamiliar terms toclarify syntax and to explain allusions to mythological and historicalfigures and episodes Among the critics represented are Ben Jonson Francis Beaumont EdmundBolton James Howell Thomas Fuller Edward Hyde Samuel Butler JohnDryden Samuel Johnson William Hazlitt Algernon Charles Swinburne Patrick Cruttwell Joseph Summers Earl Miner Geoffrey Walton G A E Parfitt L A Beaurline Stephen Orgel Ronald Berman Bruce King Hugh Richmond Earl Wasserman D C Allen T S Eliot and HughMaclean, No description available, Benjamin Jonson June August was an English dramatist actor and poet He is best known for his plays Volpone and The Alchemist and his lyric poems as well A good friend of William Shakespeare His works had influenced many poets and writers such Jacobean and Caroline, The 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