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Published: 11 April 2013

560 Pages | 8pp plate section and in-text illustrations throughout


ISBN: 9780199697472

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Ben Jonson

A Life

Ian Donaldson

  • New paperback edition of Ian Donaldson's fascination biography
  • 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