Ben Jonson





Ben Jonson


Born
in Westminster, London, The United Kingdom
May 02, 1572

Died
August 06, 1637

Genre

Influences


Benjamin Jonson was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets. A house in Dulwich College is named after him.

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Volpone

3.47 avg rating — 5,240 ratings — published 1606 — 147 editions
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The Alchemist

3.58 avg rating — 2,095 ratings — published 1612 — 55 editions
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The Complete Poems

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3.84 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 1925 — 4 editions
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Bartholomew Fair

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Volpone and Other Plays

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Epicoene

3.31 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 1616 — 33 editions
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The Alchemist and Other Plays

3.69 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Every Man in His Humour: Qu...

3.08 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1600 — 44 editions
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Ben Jonson and the Cavalier...

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Five Plays

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The Complete Poems
The Laurel Poetry Series (1 book)
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“Drink today, and drown all sorrow;
You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow;
Best, while you have it, use your breath;
There is no drinking after death.”
Ben Jonson

“True happiness
Consists not in the multitude of friends,
But in the worth and choice.”
Ben Jonson

“There was never a great genius without a touch of madness.”
Ben Jonson

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