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Alchemist

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ISBN-10: 384245435X

ISBN-13: 9783842454354

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ben Jonson

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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Tredition GmbH
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.06" wide x 7.81" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Born in 1572, Ben Jonson rejected his father's bricklaying trade and ran away from his apprenticeship to join the army. He returned to England in 1592, working as an actor and playwright. In 1598, he was tried for murder after killing another actor in a duel, and was briefly imprisoned. One of his first plays, Every Man Out of His Humor (1599) had fellow playwright William Shakespeare as a cast member. His success grew with such works as Volpone (1605) and The Alchemist (1610) and he was popular at court, frequently writing the Christmas masque. He is considered a very fine Elizabethan poet. In some anti-Stratfordian circles he is proposed as the true author of Shakespeare's plays, though…