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Published: 13 January 2012

512 Pages | 8pp plate section and in-text illus. throughout

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780198129769

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Ben Jonson

A Life

Ian Donaldson

  • An accessible and generously illustrated biography of one of the great writers of the early modern period, whose eventful life hasn't been previously chartered in close detail
  • Provides the fullest picture of Jonson's personal, political, spiritual, and intellectual interests and engagements to date
  • Includes discussion of some newly discovered work by Ben Jonson--a complete civic entertainment, and parts of another, along with a newly identified poem--and of a recently discovered journal by a young man who walked with Jonson to Scotland in 1618