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Ben Jonson; William Gifford
The Works of Ben Jonson With Notes, Critical and Explanatory, and a Biographical Memoir
London , John Camden Hotten, c1877. Leather. London : John Camden Hotten, c1877. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 7" by 5". None. A lovely 3 volume set of Ben Jonson's works with critical notes by English critic William Gifford. The volumes feature the likes of 'Sejanus, His Fall' (1603),'The Masque of Blackness'(1605), and 'The Golden Age Restored' (1616). Ben Jonson (1572 â€" 1637) was a playwright, poet, and literary critic of the seventeenth century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays 'Every Man in His Humour' (1598), 'Volpone', or 'The Foxe' (1605), 'The Alchemist' (1610), and 'Bartholomew Fayre: A Comedy' (1614), and for his lyric poetry; he is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I. The literary artist Ben Jonson was a classically educated, well-read, and cultured man of the English Renaissance with an appetite for controversy (personal and political, artistic and intellectual) whose cultural influence was of unparalleled breadth upon the playwrights and the poets of the Jacobean era (1603â€"1625) and of the Caroline era (1625â€"1642). William Gifford (1756 â€" 1826) was an English critic, editor and poet, famous as a satirist and controversialist. Complete in three volumes. In a half-calf binding with marble boards. Externally very smart with minor shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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