Salzman, Dr Paul,: English Prose Fiction, 1558-1700: A Critical History
Book Number: 6330
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. Second impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 391 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, other than spine which is faded by sun exposure. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The rear endpaper has had library tags etc removed leaving some minor damage.. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. The period from the accession of Elizabeth to the end of the l7th century is considered one of the high points of English drama and poetry. It was also a time when many forms of prose fiction developed, from popular chivalric romances and chapbooks to picaresque narratives and sophisticated romance forms--works which were the forerunners of the novel. This volume is the first comprehensive study of the prose fiction written or translated in England during this period. It combines a historical survey with a critical study of representative texts, both familiar works such as Sidney's Arcadia and little-known ones such as Mary Wroth's Urania (1621), the first prose fiction written by a woman in England. Salzman analyzes in detail the various prose forms of the period, focusing on specific examples, and examines the different audiences for these works and the influence of increasing literacy on the range of fiction produced. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0198128053. ISBN/EAN: 9780198128052. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6330.