Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2013

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719088247

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John Lyly and early modern authorship

Andy Kesson

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays Companion Library MUP

  • Shows Lyly to be the central and definitive early modern writer, a precursor to Shakespeare an other Elizabethan dramatists
  • Shows that Lyly invented the short, cheap literary book and became a bestselling author
  • Connects early modern drama to other forms of contemporary literature
  • Connects book history to wider literary questions and illustrates just how interlinked it all was
  • Unpacks nineteenth-century bias from current scholarship, and reasserts John Lyly's primacy above other early modern writers

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