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Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Katharine Wilson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The works of John Lyly, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge effectively established prose fiction in print at the end of the sixteenth century. In these extraordinary pamphlets, rhetorical sophistication ... More


Strange and Incredible Adventures: Lyly’s Euphues and Greene’s Mamillia

Katharine Wilson

in Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers Lyly's two prose fictions Euphues (1578) and Euphues and his England (1580) alongside the imitation composed by Robert Greene, Mamillia (1583). It examines the evolution of ... More


Euphuism and Courtly Fiction

Nandini Das

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the literary phenomenon of ‘euphuism’ in Elizabethan fiction. Taking its name from John Lyly’s highly successful and much-imitated works Euphues (1578) and Euphues and His ... More


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