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Folger Shakespeare Library

A bestselling, beautifully designed series featuring the plays by William Shakespeare, complete with valuable tools for educators.

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The real Timon of Athens lived there in the fifth century BCE, making him a contemporary of Socrates and Pericles. Shakespeare presents Timon as a figure who suffers such profound disillusionment that he becomes a misanthrope, or man-hater. This makes him a more interesting character than the...

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