WorldCat Identities

Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Jonson
The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )

402 editions published between 1196 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 7,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Alchemist is a sublimely accomplished satirical farce about dreams of self-refinement: people want to transform themselves into something nobler, richer, more powerful, and more virile just as base metal was touted to be transformed into gold in the alchemical process. First performed in 1610 and set in the same contemporary London time period, the plot revolves around scheming con artists during their master's absence from the house. Face, Subtle and Doll Common dupe a series of "customers" whose desire for aggrandizement leads them to believe in the existence of the fabled "Philosopher's Stone". As their equipment boils over and blows up in the offstage kitchen, so their plot heats up and is exploded by the skeptical Surly and the arrival of their master who quietly pockets their proceeds and marries the rich widow to boot. The play is generally considered Ben Jonson's best comedy, deftly exposing human foible and foolishness to mockery and has continued to thrive in stage productions."--Publisher's description
Volpone by Ben Jonson( Book )

528 editions published between 1607 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 6,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy Venetian man attracts several would-be heirs
Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson( Book )

188 editions published between 1631 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the world's greatest plays - Jonson's Bartholomew Fair. It is considered to be his most ambitious and flamboyant comedy
The poems of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( )

59 editions published between 1810 and 2000 in English and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on Shakespeare by Ben Jonson( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(On) Lord Francis Bacon by Ben Jonson( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every man in his humor by Ben Jonson( Book )

109 editions published between 1752 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kno'well, concerned for his son's moral development, attempts to spy on his son, a typical city gallant. However, his espionage is continually subverted by the servant, Brainworm, whom he employs for this purpose. Also, a merchant named Kitely suffers intense jealousy, fearing that his wife is cuckolding him with some of the wastrels brought to his home by his brother-in-law, Wellbred
Every man in his humour by Ben Jonson( Book )

148 editions published between 1601 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the 1601 quarto version of Ben Jonson's play, set in Florence. The text is edited and modernised, and instead of endorsing the folio version as the superior play, the introduction seeks to understand this version on its own terms
Every man in his humour : a comedy. Written by Ben Johnson. With alterations and additions, by D. Garrick. As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane by Ben Jonson( )

72 editions published between 1755 and 1791 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alchemist : a Play by Ben Jonson( )

6 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alchemist is a comedy by English playwright Ben Jonson. First performed in 1610 by the King's Men, it is generally considered Jonson's best and most characteristic comedy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed that it had one of the three most perfect plots in literature. The play's clever fulfillment of the classical unities and vivid depiction of human folly have made it one of the few Renaissance plays (excepting of course the works of Shakespeare) with, apart from a period of neglect during the Victorian era, a continual life on stage
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, 'Eastward Ho!' is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the 'coterie' city comedies written for boy players, 'Eastward Ho!' gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously didactic, ironic, and triumphantly comic. 'Eastward Ho!' was performed at the Blackfriars playhouse in 1605. The play may well have been provoked by Dekker and Webster's 'Westward Ho!', produced by Paul's Boys in 1604; 'Eastward Ho!' parodies the earlier play's form
The staple of news by Ben Jonson( Book )

56 editions published between 1631 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sejanus his fall by Ben Jonson( Book )

44 editions published between 1605 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Emperor Tiberius raises a statue to honour Sejanus, unaware that his right-hand man is ruthlessly working his way to the top destroying everyone in his path. No one can stop him, but his all is inevitable."--Jacket
Sejanus by Ben Jonson( Book )

37 editions published between 1752 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles life in a prairie dog village showing how a mother raises her litter and educates them to life in the prairie community
The complete poetry of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson and the cavalier poets; authoritative texts, criticism by Hugh Maclean( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an abundant and representative selection of the verse of Ben Jonson and the Cavalier poets
Every man out of his humour by Ben Jonson( Book )

54 editions published between 1616 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour is a comical satire about envy and aspiration among the ambitious middle classes, who think happiness is to be found in fame and material fortune. Cynical depictions of urban greed, aggression, violence, misogyny, sexuality, education, conflicts of family, class and gender, commercial and personal risk-taking, all have dynamic places in the play's whirl of activity, through which Jonson exposes the importance of seeing and judging the world as it is and not being duped by its pretences. Jonson helped form English satirical drama with this play in 1599, and its popularity spearheaded a whole new movement in the writing of comedy as social critique."--Jacket
The workes of Beniamin Jonson by Ben Jonson( )

73 editions published between 1615 and 1994 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicoene; or, The silent woman by Ben Jonson( Book )

20 editions published between 1616 and 2017 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson was born in June, 1572. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays; Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, and his equally accomplished lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, including time in jail and a penchant for switching faiths, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets. In 1616 Jonson was appointed by King James I to receive a yearly pension of Đ60 to become what is recognized as the first official Poet Laureate. He died on the 6th of August, 1637 at Westminster and is buried in the north aisle of the nave at Westminster Abbey. A master of both playwriting and poetry his reputation continues to endure and reach a new audience with each succeeding generation
The complete plays of Ben Jonson by Ben Jonson( Book )

21 editions published between 1910 and 1963 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.00 for The Alchem ... to 0.62 for Every man ...)

The Alchemist : a Play
VolponeBartholomew FairEvery man in his humorEvery man in his humourThe Alchemist : a PlayEastward hoThe staple of newsSejanus his fall
Alternative Names
B. J. 1572-1637

B. J 1573?-1637

B. J asi 1572-1637

B. J. (Ben Jonson), 1573?-1637

Ben Conson


Ben-Johnson 1572-1637

Ben-Johnson 1573-1637


Ben-Jonhson 1572-1637

Ben-Jonhson 1573-1637


Ben-Jonson 1572-1637

Ben-Jonson 1573-1637

Ben Jonson Brits auteur

Ben Jonson dramaturg angielski

Ben Jonson drammaturgo, attore teatrale e poeta britannico

Ben Jonson englischer Bühnenautor und Dichter

Ben Jonson English writer

Ben Jonson poète et auteur dramatique anglais

Benas Džonsonas

Beniaminus Jonson

Bens Džonsons

Dzhonson, Ben

Dzhonson, Ben 1572-1637

Dzhonson, Ben 1573?-1637

Dzonson, Ben

Džonson, Ben 1572-1637

Džonson, Ben 1573-1637

Džonson, Bendžamin

Džonson, Bendžamin 1572-1637

Džonsonas Benas

Džonsons, Bendžamins, 1572-1637

Iohnson, Ben 1572-1637

Iohnson, Ben 1573?-1637

Iohnson, Benjamin 1572-1637

Ionson, Ben

Ionson, Ben 1572-1637

Ionson, Ben 1573?-1637

Ionson, Benjamin 1572-1637

Ionsonius, Ben.

J., B. 1572-1637

J, B. 1573?-1637

J., B., asi 1572-1637

J., B. (Ben Jonson)

J.,B (Ben Jonson), 1573?-1637

Johnson B.

Johnson B. 1573-1637

Johnson, Ben.

Johnson, Ben 1572?-1637

Johnson Ben 1573?-1637

Johnson, Ben asi 1572-1637

Johnson, Beniamin 1572-1637

Johnson, Beniamin 1573-1637

Johnson, Benjamin 1572-1637

Johnson, Benjamin 1573-1637

Johson, Ben, 1572?-1637


Jonson, ... 1572-1637

Jonson, .. 1573-1637

Jonson B.

Jonson B. 1573-1637

Jonson Ben

Jonson, Ben 1572-1637

Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637

Jonson, Beniamin.

Jonson, Beniamin 1572-1637

Jonson, Beniamin 1573-1637

Jonson Benjamim

Jonson, Benjamim, 1573-1637

Jonson Benjamin

Jonson, Benjamin 1572?-1637

Jonson Benjamin 1573?-1637

Jonson, Benjamin asi 1572-1637

Jonsonius, Ben. 1572-1637

Jonsonius, Ben 1573-1637

Tzonson, Mpen 1572-1637

Μπεν Τζόνσον

Бен Джонсон

Бен Джонсън

Бен Џонсон англиски драматург, поет и глумец

Джонсон Б.

Джонсон Б. 1573-1637

Джонсон Бен

Джонсон, Бен 1573?-1637

Джонсон, Бен английский поэт, драматург, актёр, теоретик драмы

Джонсон, Бенджамин

Джонсон, Бенджамин 1572-1637

Բենջամին Ջոնսոն

בן ג'ונסון

ג'ונסון, בן

ג'ונסון, בן 1573-1637

דזשאנסאן, בן 1573-1637

דזשאָנסאָנ, בענ

بن جانسن

بن جونسون، 1573?-1637

بن جونسون كاتب إنجليزي

بێن جانسۆن

বেন জনসন

ਬੈਨ ਜਾਨਸਨ

ಬೆನ್ ಜಾನ್ಸನ್ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಬರಹಗಾರ

ബെൻ ജോൺസൻ

เบน โจนสัน

ဂျွန်ဆင်၊ ဗင်

ბენ ჯონსონი ინგლისელი მწერალი

벤 존슨

존슨, 벤 1572-1637

ジョンソン, ベン

ヂョンスン, ベン