Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction

ISBN-10: 0199540578
ISBN-13: 9780199540570
Edition: 2009
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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 Adventuresof 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 darkerstory 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 importantsocial contradictions in sharply observed comic scenes and brisk, witty dialogue.

The Adventure of Master F. J.
Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit
Pandosto: The Triumph of Time
The Unfortunate Traveller
Jack of Newbury

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