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An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction

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This anthology contains five of the most important short works of Elizabethan prose fiction: 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. Paul Salzman has modernized the texts for easier comprehension.

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Paperback, 392 pages
Published November 19th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 17th 1987)
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Jillian
Jan 08, 2010 Jillian rated it liked it
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Love witty conversation, frustrated lovers, indecisive monologues, casual misogyny, and long lists of examples? Then these are the stories for you. It's certainly not an fast read, but it does have humor and academic interest.

The Adventures of Master F.J. (4): A witty “comedy of manners with a sting in its tail,” packed with lust, scandal, poetry, and an incredibly fascinating and disturbing take on rape.

Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (3): This story about love, society, and putting bros before h
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Jan 25, 2016 Lucy rated it really liked it
Robert Greene's Pandosto
Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller
Thomas Deloney's Jack of Newbury
Steve
Jul 07, 2011 Steve rated it liked it
Tough to get through, but important simply because it is one of the few examples of prose in a time period dominated (in England at least) by poetry and plays.
Akemi
Read George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master FJ, Robert Greene's Pandosto, and Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller.
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I only read Jack of Newberry by Thomas Deloney.
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