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Timon of Athens.

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, 2014.
Series: Dover thrift editions.
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A wealthy citizen of ancient Greece, Timon delights in entertaining his friends and lavishing them with extravagant gifts. His largesse ultimately exceeds his means, and when creditors begin to press him for repayment, the open-handed host is devastated to discover that the guests -- who gladly accepted everything he had -- have now turned their backs on him. Profoundly disillusioned, Timon forswears society and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shakespeare, William.
Timon of Athens.
Newburyport : Dover Publications, ©2014
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780486800769 0486800768
OCLC Number: 896118463
Description: 1 online resource (96 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Note; DRAMATIS PERSONÆ; Contents; ACT I; SCENE I. Athens. A Hall in Timon's House; SCENE II. A Banqueting-Room in Timon's House; ACT II; SCENE I.A Senator's House; SCENE II. A Hall in Timon's House; ACT III; SCENE I.A Room in Lucul lus's House; SCENE II. A Public Place; SCENE III. A Room in Sempronius' House; SCENE IV. A Hall in Timon's House; SCENE V. The Senate-House; SCENE VI. A Banqueting-Room in Timon's House; ACT IV; SCENE I. Without the Walls of Athens; SCENE II. Athens. Timon's House; SCENE III. Woods and Cave, near the Sea-Shore; ACT V. SCENE I. The Woods. Before Timon's CaveSCENE II. Before the Walls of Athens; SCENE III. The Woods. Timon's Cave, and A Rude Tomb Seen; SCENE IV. Before the Walls of Athens.
Series Title: Dover thrift editions.

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A wealthy citizen of ancient Greece, Timon delights in entertaining his friends and lavishing them with extravagant gifts. His largesse ultimately exceeds his means, and when creditors begin to press him for repayment, the open-handed host is devastated to discover that the guests -- who gladly accepted everything he had -- have now turned their backs on him. Profoundly disillusioned, Timon forswears society and retreats to the wilderness, where further discoveries await. In this deeply cynical drama, Shakespeare tells a thought-provoking tale of conspicuous consumption, debt, ruin, and misanthropy. Combining elements of tragedy, satire, and farce, Timon of Athens poses ever-relevant questions about the meaning of friendship, generosity, and gratitude.

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