Volpone / Edition 2

Volpone / Edition 2

by Ben Jonson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0719051827

ISBN-13: 9780719051821

Pub. Date: 04/15/1999

Publisher: Manchester University Press

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719051821
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
04/15/1999
Series:
Revels Student Editions Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Volpone

Commentary

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