Volpone is a play following the story of the rich and duplicitous eponymous character, a Venetian noble who fakes his own impending death in order to inspire various gentlemen to squabble over his fortune as prospective heirs and, in the process, divest themselves of their own assets. Volpone is revealed over the course of the play to be a totally vicious, amoral, and rapacious miser whose satirically banal desires form the engine of the drama.

Summary of Volpone by Ben Jonson

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