Summary: The Alchemist has been described as the 'greatest farce in the English language'. In this newly established edition, Ben Jonson's rich play offers intriguing insights info London life of the early seventeenth century. He satirises and celebrates the confusions and anarchy of a fast-moving city world populated by a fascinating array of diverse and devious characters.Cambridge Literature is a series of study texts which presents writing in the English-speaking world fr ...show moreom the 16th century up to the present day. The series includes novels, drama, short stories, poetry, essays and other types of non-fiction. Each edition has the complete text with an appropriate glossary. The student will find in each volume a helpful introduction and a full section of resource notes encouraging active and imaginative study methods. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 96
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