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By Ben Jonson, Johanna Procter

This quantity includes 3 of Ben Jonson's maximum performs - Sejanus (1603), Volpone (1606) and Epicoene, or The Silent girl (1609). Sejanus, an experimental tragedy written within the classical demeanour, was once labelled a seditious paintings on the time of its first creation and embroiled Jonson with the Privy Council. Volpone is the 1st of his mature comedies, with a outstanding forged of Venetian legacy-hunters: utilizing verse of mock-heroic grandeur Jonson created within the personality of Volpone one among his so much flamboyant and cynical swindlers. Epicoene is a superb farce which makes enjoyable of the pretensions of the courtiers, wits and bluestockings of up to date London. Jonson used to be targeted in his personal time for the shut own supervision he gave to the ebook of his performs. accordingly, the early released texts of the performs during this quantity hold an strangely excessive measure of authorial purpose. In getting ready this modernised version an try out has been made to preserve anything of the author's hugely person remedy of names, verb varieties and punctuation.

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