Originally published in 1934, Palmer’s biography of famous playwright Ben Jonson delves into his life and works and what he achieved in both. As first poet laureate of England, Jonson’s life presents a fascinating look into the state of literature and theatre in renaissance Britain which Palmer presents in great detail. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

chapter 1|21 pages

The First Twenty-Five Years

chapter 2|18 pages

The Comedy of Humours

chapter 3|25 pages


chapter 4|18 pages

Elizabeth and James

chapter 5|11 pages

Star Chamber

chapter 6|30 pages


chapter 7|21 pages

The Tragedies

chapter 8|21 pages


chapter 9|25 pages

The Masterpieces

chapter 10|17 pages

Bartholomew Fair

chapter 11|21 pages

The Happy Laureate

chapter 12|13 pages


chapter 13|18 pages

The Later Masks

chapter 14|19 pages

Decline and Fall

chapter 15|15 pages

The Dotages

chapter 16|17 pages


chapter 17|15 pages

Green Fields