An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction, Paperback

An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction Paperback

Edited by Dr Paul Salzman

Part of the Oxford World's Classics series


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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9780199540570



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