The Alchemist

The Alchemist

by Ben Jonson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300017367

ISBN-13: 9780300017366

Pub. Date: 12/01/1974

Publisher: Yale University Press

The Alchemist has been described as 'the greatest farce in the English language'. In this newly established edition, Ben Jonson's rich play offers intriguing insights into London life of the early seventeenth century. He satirises and celebrates the confusions and anarchy of a fast-moving city world populated by a fascinating array of diverse and devious characters.  See more details below

Overview

The Alchemist has been described as 'the greatest farce in the English language'. In this newly established edition, Ben Jonson's rich play offers intriguing insights into London life of the early seventeenth century. He satirises and celebrates the confusions and anarchy of a fast-moving city world populated by a fascinating array of diverse and devious characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300017366
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1974
Series:
Ben Jonson Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's preface
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction

1. Life and Character
2. Alchemy
3. The Play
4. Jonson's Verse
5. Stage History
6. The Text

The Alchemist
Index to Annotations

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