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Published: 31 July 1997

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780198119913

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Elizabethan Fictions

Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

R. W. Maslen

Clarendon Press

Oxford English Monographs

  • Examines the works of John Lyly, George Gascoigne, Geoffrey Fenton, William Baldwin, and a number of other English writers of the period.
  • Explores the development of Elizabethan prose as a forerunner in the tradition which led to Shakespeare's comedies, Sidney's prose epics, and the satires of Marlowe and Nashe.