Sejanus, His Fall

Sejanus, His Fall

by Ben Jonson
     
 

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This edition of Jonson's great Roman tragedy is more intensively researched than any that has previously appeared. The text is based on extensive collation of the 1605 and 1616 versions and takes the earlier version as "copy-text." The introduction offers a radically new assessment of Jonson's "historiography" and his treatment of sources. It provides an

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This edition of Jonson's great Roman tragedy is more intensively researched than any that has previously appeared. The text is based on extensive collation of the 1605 and 1616 versions and takes the earlier version as "copy-text." The introduction offers a radically new assessment of Jonson's "historiography" and his treatment of sources. It provides an explanation for the charge of treason leveled at Jonson over Sejanus and for which he had to answer to the Privy Council. Explanatory notes to the text provide much new information to facilitate a properly informed reading of the play.

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An intensively researched edition based on collation of the 1605 and 1616 versions and taking the earlier version as copy-text. The explanatory notes to the text provide considerable information, and the introduction offers an assessment of Jonson's historiography and his treatment of sources<-->and an explanation for the charge of treason levelled at Jonson over . Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420940893
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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Philip Ayres is Professor of English at Monash University, Australia.

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