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Ben Jonson: Selected Poems (Poet to Poet)

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their introductions, the selectors offer a passionate and accessible introduction to some of the greatest poets in history. Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was born in London, and became a leading poet, playwright and essayist of the Elizabethan age. In 1598he killed an actor in a duel but escaped hanging by pleading benefit of the clergy, and by 1616 had re-established enough Court favour to be awarded a pension by James I – in effect making him the first Poet Laureate.

5 in stock

9780571226795
Weight 0.146 kg
Dimensions 197 × 120 × 12 mm
ISBN

9780571226795

Cover

Paperback

Publication Year

2005

Publisher

Faber and Faber