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Conclusion: Hideous Progeny

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

As Gosson might have anticipated, the monstrous fictions of the 1570s had many offspring. The volumes of energetic prose produced by Greene and Lodge in the 1580s are only the most self-conscious of ... More


The Common Stage

Neil Rhodes

in Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The emergence of the public theatres in England during the last quarter of the sixteenth century reinvigorated the polemics against fiction which characterized the Reformation era. This chapter ... More


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