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New Mermaids are modernized and fully-annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:
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Critical, contextual and staging notes
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Originally published in 1928, this book presents the text of The Alchemist by Ben Jonson. An editorial introduction is included, along with extensive notes. Spelling and punctuation are occasionally modernised and a few passages are omitted, but aside from this the text of William Gifford's 1816 edition is followed.About the Author:
Ben Jonson (c. 1572-1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. Gordon Campbell is at University of Leicester.
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. 2. Seller Inventory # DADAX0393900568
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0393900568