Timon of Athens is a collaborative drama by William Shakespeare and perhaps Thomas Middleton about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon (and probably influenced by the philosopher of the same name). The central character is a well beloved citizen of Athens who through tremendous generosity spends his entire fortunes on corrupt hangers-on only interested in getting the next payout. Timon of Athens is one of Shakespeare's most obscure and least-known works. It was originally grouped with the tragedies, but some scholars name it one of the problem plays. This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents. This version is also annotated, with additional information about the play and William Shakespeare, such as an overview, characters, plot, analysis, context, biographical and bibliographical information.