Synopses & Reviews
Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour
is a comical satire about envy and aspiration among the ambitious middle classes, who seek happiness in fame and material fortune. This first critical edition of the play conveys early modern obsessions with wealth and self-display through historical contexts. The book offers an intriguing look at the course of urban comedy, and a wealth of information about social relationships and colloquial language at the end of the Elizabethan period.
"This worthy addition is highly recommended..."-- Choice
About the Author
is Professor of English at McMaster University.
Table of Contents
Every Man Out of His Humour
* Appendices * Preliminary Matter