The Works Of John Webster: An Old-spelling Critical Edition by David GunbyThe Works Of John Webster: An Old-spelling Critical Edition by David Gunby

The Works Of John Webster: An Old-spelling Critical Edition

EditorDavid Gunby, David Carnegie, MacDonald P. Jackson

Hardcover | February 19, 2007

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This is the third and final volume of the Cambridge edition of the works of John Webster. It contains the final complete play in the edition, the City comedy Anything for a Quiet Life, as well as Webster's spectacular Lord Mayor's pageant Monuments of Honour and his Induction and additions to John Marston's The Malcontent. Webster's non-dramatic work is also included: the deeply felt verse elegy to Prince Henry entitled A Monumental Column, his various shorter poems, including verses for the engraving of The Progeny of ... Prince James, and the thirty-two New Characters added to the sixth edition of Sir Thomas Overbury's Characters. This Cambridge critical edition preserves the original spelling of all the plays, poetry and prose, and incorporates the most recent editorial scholarship, including valuable information on Webster's share in the collaborative plays, and new critical methods and textual theory.
MacDonald P. Jackson is Emeritus Professor of English and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Auckland.
Title:The Works Of John Webster: An Old-spelling Critical EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.26 inPublished:February 19, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521260612

ISBN - 13:9780521260619

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Table of Contents

The Webster canon: a reassessment; The Webster canon: a revised chronological listing; Anything for a Quiet Life; Monuments of Honour; Webster's Induction and Additions to The Malcontent; A Monumental Column; Shorter Poems; New Characters.

Editorial Reviews

"...this final volume, which could have seemed like a mere footnote to Webster's great dramatic works, sustains our interest in and enthusiasm for a playwright too often characterized, even today, as a purveyor of mere Gothic frissons illuminated by brilliant flashes of charnel-house verse."
-Peter Malin, Early Theater