'Volpone' in Context

'Volpone' in Context

Duplicity and deception were essential ingredients in a comedy, and though they were not morally acceptable they reflect what happened in real life; the putting of personal obsession and private will before social and Christian responsibilities. But here, the excess of evil is there from the start and simply increases. There is little light-heartedness. It is all one sustained bitter snarl about humanity’s corruption. The tension between what people should do and… (more)

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Publisher: Anthem Press (November 21, 2016)

Collection: Anthem Perspectives in Literature

Page count: 250 pages

Language: English


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