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Every Man out of His Humour
     

Every Man out of His Humour

by Ben Jonson
 

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Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour is a comical satire about envy and aspiration among the ambitious middle classes, who seek happiness in fame and material fortune. This first critical edition of the play conveys early modern obsessions with wealth and self-display through historical contexts. The book offers an intriguing look at the course of urban comedy

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Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour is a comical satire about envy and aspiration among the ambitious middle classes, who seek happiness in fame and material fortune. This first critical edition of the play conveys early modern obsessions with wealth and self-display through historical contexts. The book offers an intriguing look at the course of urban comedy, and a wealth of information about social relationships and colloquial language at the end of the Elizabethan period.

Author Biography: Helen Ostovich is Professor of English at McMaster University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781517281243
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/09/2015
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Helen Ostovich is Professor of English at McMaster University.

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