An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction by Paul SalzmanAn Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction by Paul Salzman

An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction

EditorPaul Salzman

Paperback | December 13, 2008

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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 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.
Paul Salzman is a Lecturer in English Literature at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Title:An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:December 13, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199540578

ISBN - 13:9780199540570


Editorial Reviews

'An excellent anthology: the best selection of these texts available'Professor Brian Vickers, ETH Zurich