Bitter, satiric comedy in blank verse is one of the great Elizabethan dramatist’s finest plays. The plot concerns a wealthy, lecherous old man who feigns a mortal illness in order to solicit bribes from greedy acquaintances who hope to inherit his fortune. Many complexities of plot and connivance ensue, but in the end, the guilty parties are exposed and punished. Explanatory footnotes.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
This was my first Ben Jonson play. Admittingly, I did not think I was going to enjoy it. I am typically not the comedic type-- or so I thought. Yet, Jonson charms with his blank verse and the play ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
Riotous farce about money and greed. Ben Jonson is no Shakespeare, but he has quite a talent. Read full review