Volpone and Other Plays

Volpone and Other Plays


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Paperback
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$13.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441184
  • 496 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The three plays collected in this volume depict the faults, errors and foibles of ordinary people with exuberant humour, savage satire and acute observations. Volpone portrays a rich Venetian who pretends to be dying so that his despised acquaintances will flock to his bedside with extravagant gifts in hope of an inheritance. The Alchemist also deals with greed and gullibility, as a rascally trio of confidence tricksters, claiming to have the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, fool a series of victims who are hoping to make some easy money. And in a wonderfully energetic portrait of Jacobean life, Bartholomew Fair shows a diverse group of Londoners sampling the delights and temptations of the Fair – and the traders, prostitutes and cutpurses who set out to exploit them.
Volpone and Other Plays

Volpone and Other Plays

Ben Jonson, Introduction by: Michael Jamieson

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