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Synopsis

The complete works of Ben Jonson, the genius of Jacobean theatre, appear here for the first in digital print. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Jonson’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the plays and other texts
* Images of how the dramas were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* ALL 19 plays, including rare fragments and F G Waldron’s continuation of THE SAD SHEPHERD
* Includes the complete masques and entertainments for the first time in digital print
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Jonson’s rare non-fiction texts
* Features a special Jacobean Language glossary, providing easy access to difficult words and their definitions
* Special criticism section, with essays by writers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and T. S. Eliot evaluating Jonson’s contribution to literature
* Also includes a bonus biography discover Jonson’s turbulent life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Plays
A TALE OF A TUB
THE ISLE OF DOGS (LOST PLAY)
THE CASE IS ALTERED
EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR
EVERY MAN OUT OF HIS HUMOUR
CYNTHIA’S REVELS
THE POETASTER
SEJANUS HIS FALL
EASTWARD HO
VOLPONE
EPICOENE
THE ALCHEMIST
CATILINE HIS CONSPIRACY
BARTHOLOMEW FAIR
THE DEVIL IS AN ASS
THE STAPLE OF NEWS
THE NEW INN
THE MAGNETIC LADY
THE SAD SHEPHERD (Fragment)
MORTIMER HIS FALL (Fragment)

The Masques and Entertainments
THE MASQUES OF BEN JONSON

The Poetry Collections
EPIGRAMS
THE FOREST
UNDERWOOD
EUPHEME OR, THE FAIRE FAME
EPITHALAMION
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
TIMBER, OR DISCOVERIES MADE UPON MEN AND MATTER
ENGLISH GRAMMAR

The Criticism
NOTES ON BEN JONSON by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
BEN JONSON by Jacob Feis
MASQUES AND GENERAL INFLUENCE by W. W. Greg
BEN JONSON by T. S. Eliot

The Biography
LIFE OF BEN JONSON by Felix E. Schelling

Glossary of Jacobean Language

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