A Tale Of A Tub

Author: Jonathan Swift
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A Tale Of A Tub from the Author: Jonathan Swift.

A Tale Of A Tub And Other Works

Author: Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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A Tale Of A Tub And Other Works from the Author: Jonathan Swift. An authoritative scholarly 2010 edition of Swift's satiric masterpiece, with full textual apparatus and annotation.

A Tale Of A Tub

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A Tale Of A Tub from the Author: Jonathan Swift.

A Tale Of A Tub

Author: Ben Jonson
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A Tale Of A Tub from the Author: Ben Jonson. A Tale of a Tub is a Caroline era stage play, a comedy written by Ben Jonson. The last of his plays to be staged during his lifetime, A Tale of a Tub was performed in 1633 and published in 1640 in the second folio of Jonson's works. The plot, which unfolds on St. Valentine's Day, concerns the inept attempts of a variety of suitors to win the hand of Audrey Turfe, the daughter of a Middlesex constable. To break Audrey's engagement to John Clay the tilemaker, Squire Tub, a romantic rival, has the man falsely accused of theft. As Constable Turfe pursues the innocent man, yet another suitor, Justice Preamble, plays a comparable ruse against Squire Tub. All told, Audrey is chased after by four separate suitors, and apparently she has no particular preference among them. (She hesitates to accept Squire Tub, however, because of the social gap between them: "He's too fine for me, and has a Lady / Tub to his mother.") Amid the disorder, Pol-Marten, Lady Tub's usher, marries Audrey before the others realize it. Their marriage is celebrated with a wedding masque, also titled "A Tale of a Tub," which retells the story of the play. (In the colloquial usage of the time, a "tale of a tub" is the same as "a cock and bull story.")