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Timon of Athens
 

Timon of Athens (EPUB ebook)

By Shakespeare, William
Edited by Mowat, Dr. Barbara A.
Edited by Werstine, Paul, PhD.

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The real Timon of Athens lived there in the fifth century BCE, making him a contemporary of Socrates and Pericles. Shakespeare presents Timon as a figure who suffers such profound disillusionment that he becomes a misanthrope, or man-hater. This makes him a more interesting chara...cter than the caricature he had become to Shakespeare's contemporaries, for whom "Timonist" was a slang term for an unsociable man. Shakespeare's play includes the wealthy, magnificent, and extravagantly generous figure of Timon before his transformation. Timon expects that, having received as gifts all that he owned, his friends will be equally generous to him. Once his creditors clamor for repayment, Timon finds that his idealization of friendship is an illusion. He repudiates his friends, abandons Athens, and retreats to the woods. Yet his misanthropy arises from the destruction of an admirable illusion, from which his subsequent hatred can never be entirely disentangled. The authoritative edition of Timon of Athens from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Coppelia Kahn The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
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ISBN 9781501150012
Published 8 Nov 2016
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Folger Shakespeare Library

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ISBN-13 9781501150012
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Released 8 Nov 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Shakespeare, William
Edited by Mowat, Dr. Barbara A.
Edited by Werstine, Paul, PhD.
Series Folger Shakespeare Library
Category Performing Arts
Shakespeare plays, texts
Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 822.33
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade

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