An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction

An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction

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These five works - George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F. J; John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit; Robert Greene's Pandosto. The Triumph of Time; Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller and Thomas Deloney's Jack of Newbury - represent Elizabethan fiction at its best. The Adventures of Master F. J. is a comedy of manners with a sting in its tail. In Euphues John Lyly invented a new, elaborate rhetorical style which delighted its Elizabethan audience and has been praised or parodied ever since. Pandosto was Shakespeare's source for The Winter's Tale, but Greene's is a darker story designed to shock the reader accustomed to romantic conventions. The Unfortunate Traveller marks the peak of Nashe's gift for literary pastiche, mixing picaresque narrative with mock-historical fantasy. Jack of Newbury dedicated to 'All famous cloth Workers in England', sums up important social contradictions in sharply observed comic scenes and brisk, witty dialogue.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 26mm | 322.05g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192839012
  • 9780192839015
  • 1,092,192

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George Gascoigne: The Adventure of Master F. J.; John Lyly: Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit; Robert Greene: Pandosto: The Triumph of Time; Thomas Nashe: The Unfortunate Traveller; Thomas Deloney: Jack of Newburyshow more

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