Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Volpone (New Mermaids Series) by Ben Jonson

Volpone (New Mermaids Series) (edition 1991)

by Ben Jonson, Philip Brockbank (Editor)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
573217,309 (3.47)20
Title:Volpone (New Mermaids Series)
Authors:Ben Jonson
Other authors:Philip Brockbank (Editor)
Info:London/A & C Black (1991), Edition: Other Printing, Paperback, 170 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Drama, Renaissance, British

Work details

Volpone, or The Fox by Ben Jonson



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 20 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
This Revels Student Edition, with a carefully modernized text, presents new material about "Volpone" 's debt to the popular Reynard beast epic and Italian "commedia dell 'art" and discusses its mockery of greed in relation to two Renaissance perversions of the myth of a Golden Age. Referring to famous productions, it pays particular attention to decisions that must be made whenever the play is performed.
  Roger_Scoppie | Apr 3, 2013 |
Riotous farce about money and greed. Ben Jonson is no Shakespeare, but he has quite a talent. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (30 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ben Jonsonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kernan, Alvin B.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, Richard B.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hartkamp, MartinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

Is contained in

Three Comedies: Volpone, the Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson

Cavalcade of comedy; 21 brilliant comedies from Jonson and Wycherley to Thurber and Coward by Louis Kronenberger

Volpone and The Alchemist (Thrift Edition) by Ben Jonson

Five Plays by Ben Jonson

Four English Comedies: Valpone; The Way of the World; She Stoops to Conquer; The School for Scandal (English Library) by J. M. Morrell

Four Great Elizabethan Plays by John Gassner

Has the adaptation

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486280497, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:50 -0400)

(see all 7 descriptions)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
22 avail.
2 wanted
5 free
25 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.47)
0.5 1
1 2
2 8
2.5 3
3 20
3.5 1
4 22
4.5 2
5 12

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 96,154,745 books! | Top bar: Always visible