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Author Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637.

Title Volpone / Ben Jonson
Edition [New edition] / edited by Robert N. Watson
Published London : A. & C. Black, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 171 pages) : portraits
Series New mermaids
New mermaids.
Summary 'Volpone' is the sharpest, funniest play about money and morals in the seventeenth century - a play still wickedly relevant four centuries later. Jonson's comedy depicts selfishness thinly veiled by sanctimonious speeches, lust and possessiveness poorly disguised as love and marriage, and cynical legalism passing itself off as pure justice - as well as examining snobbery, class warfare, and greed. It was first performed by the King's Men at the Globe in 1606, and was printed in quarto in 1607
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Avarice -- Drama.
Venice (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- 17th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
Author Watson, Robert N.
ISBN 9780713654332 (Print)