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Thomas Of Reading

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Publisher: London: Printed by Eliz Allde for R. Bird, Edinburgh, Printed by J. Ballantyne and co. Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can al ...more
80 pages
Published 1969 by Scolar Press (first published 1599)
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Takes a while to get used to the writing, the language and spelling. I'd also heard of the story of the murder mentioned in the book, sounds a bit like Sweeney Todd except set in a pub with a cauldron of boiling water.
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
THOMAS DELONEY from 1543 to about 1600
Deloney in his time was well known as a chronicler of many well-known songs, ballads, and poems.
In about 1612 his first novel, ‘Thomas of Reading’ was published,
' Thomas of Reading', also called ‘The Six worthie Yeomen of the West’, is really the story of a successful and rich Guild of Clothiers who flourished in the Day’s of King Henry the First.
The wonderfully pleasant style of writing and amusing vocabulary tells us how these clothiers came to the attenti
Travelling Sunny
Apr 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Not even remotely my speed. Here, in list form, are my reasons:

1.) 64 pages that covered five years. That's just cramming in too much.
2.) No character development. At all. See number 1 above.
3.) The spelling and language is super-outdated. Not Deloney's fault, obviously. I'm sure it was all perfect back in the day. But, it was very tough to get through. For me. In the twenty-first century.
4.) (view spoiler)

Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh how I enjoyed this!!!!! Sigh!
Jennifer Foeller
I really hoped to enjoy this, but, it really is an early novel and as such is a bit rough. There's a religious/moral overtone to some of the book, but really not as much as I would have expected for the time period.

There are a couple really good bits in it that do make it worth reading. There is a part where a woman is being chided by her husband and she states that he wouldn't be happy no matter what she did. If she's friendly, she's a flirt, if she's straight-faced she's a prude, if she stay'
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