Timon of Athens

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Karl Klein introduces Shakespeare's play as a complex exploration of a corrupt, moneyed society, and Timon himself as a rich and philanthropic nobleman who is forced to recognize the inherent destructiveness of the Athenian society from which he retreats in disgust and rage. Klein establishes Timon as one of Shakespeare's late works, arguing that evidence for other authors is inconclusive. He shows the play to be neither tragedy, satire nor comedy, but a subtle and complete drama whose main characters contain ...
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Timon of Athens (Pelican Shakespeare Series)

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Overview

Karl Klein introduces Shakespeare's play as a complex exploration of a corrupt, moneyed society, and Timon himself as a rich and philanthropic nobleman who is forced to recognize the inherent destructiveness of the Athenian society from which he retreats in disgust and rage. Klein establishes Timon as one of Shakespeare's late works, arguing that evidence for other authors is inconclusive. He shows the play to be neither tragedy, satire nor comedy, but a subtle and complete drama whose main characters contain elements of all three genres.
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"Working with Omar Pound, an expert on Lewis and controller of rights to his estate, and using my own understanding of Lewis’ work, I have attempted to create the work that he would have done. It is bound on boards with a clamshell box covered with Italian Linen book cloth."—Charles D. Jones

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781236709547
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Pages: 28
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.06 (d)

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare was baptized April 26, 1564 and died April 23, 1616

Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked). He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists.

Charles D. Jones is the director of LaNana Creek Press and has taught printing and bookmaking for over 30 years.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: date, the play and its themes, critical approaches, the play on the stage, the 1999 RSC production (A. R. Braunmuller); Narrative and dramatic treatments of the Timon legend from Lucian to The Comedy of Timon' authorship; The Timon legend; List of characters; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Reading list.
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