This seven-volume edition presents Ben Jonson's complete writings for modern readers in the light of recent scholarly interpretation and discovery. Editor(s): Butler, Martin; Donaldson, Ian; Bevington, David. Num Pages: 5224 pages, 135 b/w illus. 3 maps. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 130 x 100 x 70. Weight in Grams: 9999. . 2012. Hardcover. . . . . Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson presents Jonson's complete writings in the light of current editorial thinking and recent scholarly interpretation and discovery. It provides a clear sense of the shape, scale, and variety of the entire Jonsonian canon, including plays, court masques and entertainments, poems, prose works and letters. The texts, which are edited in modern spelling, appear in chronological sequence. They have been freshly established from a comprehensive survey of manuscripts and printed sources. Each is accompanied by an introduction containing essential information about its date, sources, and interpretation and is supported by detailed on-page commentary and collation. The Edition presents Jonson's texts in a form which combines thoroughness of explanation with readability. It explicates his works fully in the light of modern scholarship, making them accessible to students, scholars, theatrical practitioners, and anyone wishing to explore the work of Shakespeare's great contemporary.
Book Description: Bringing together Jonson's complete writings in the light of recent scholarly interpretation, the Cambridge Edition represents the shape, scale and variety of the entire Jonsonian canon. The well-annotated, modernized texts are supported by detailed on-page commentary, making them accessible to anyone wishing to explore the work of Shakespeare's great contemporary.
Title: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Condition: New
Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. This is the last copy of this seven volume set now left in our bookshop! Brand New set still in publisher's undisturbed packaging as published by CUP in 2012. A former bricklayer, soldier, brawler, and convict, Ben Jonson was also one of Elizabethan England's leading literary lights. Arguably the most esteemed playwright of his day (considered by many contemporaries to outrank Shakespeare), he was also a hugely influential poet. Now for the first time since 1952, his complete works are presented in an acclaimed scholarly edition. Twenty years in the making, with contributions from 60 scholars, this seven-volume edition runs to over 5,000 pages and 2.5 million words. It presents, in chronological order, the entirety of Jonson's colossal output including 17 plays, over 35 court masques and hundreds of poems and letters. Highlights include his city comedies, Volpone and The Alchemist, and the political tragedy Catiline His Conspiracy, booed off the stage when first performed, but now considered a neglected masterpiece. There are biting satires like his epigram, 'Of Spies', and moving poems such as the one written on the death of his seven-year-old son. With detailed introductory essays to each volume, full chronologies and notes, and rich illustrations of portraits, maps and set and costume designs, this is a tour-de-force of scholarship and a celebration of a great literary talent. The set of seven volumes includes 135 black and white illustrations and three maps. As with all our sales of books within the UK, we only ever charge a flat standard delivery cost of £3.35. Bookseller Inventory # 002600