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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; New edition (January 17, 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393093085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393093087
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 0.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Hugh Maclean was Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Albany. A Toronto Ph.D., he also taught at the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Cincinnati. He was the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets and the author of numerous articles, including three in The Spenser Encyclopedia.

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By AvalonSilver on August 4, 2001
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This volume claims to have the authoritative texts of poems by Ben Jonson and his followers (including Richard Corbett, Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Thomas Randolph, and Edmund Waller, among others). This claim is certainly a fair one. Also incuded are wonderful, relevant critical essays, some of them modern, some written by Jonson and his contemporaries. The essays and the variety of poets give this edition a feeling of completness; it is very good to have one poet's work right next to the responses of other poets to said work.
The poetry itself, of course, is wonderful. During their lives, Jonson's work was thought to rival that of Shakespeare. These comparaisons are perhaps eaiser to understand when reading Jonson's still-easily-accessible poetry than when reading his plays.
This volume is essential to any reader of Jonson.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By WMF on January 8, 2013
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Esoteric. If you don't have a heavy background in English Lit., this book is not for you. Good for the well-informed.
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