Praise and paradox : merchants and craftsmen in Elizabethan popular literature (Book, 1984) []
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Praise and paradox : merchants and craftsmen in Elizabethan popular literature

Praise and paradox : merchants and craftsmen in Elizabethan popular literature

Author: Laura Caroline Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Series: Past and present publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Praise and Paradox explores the relationship of language, literary structure, and social ideology in the popular Elizabethan literature that praised merchants, industrialists and craftsmen. This  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevenson, Laura Caroline, 1946-
Praise and paradox.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Caroline Stevenson
ISBN: 0521265061 9780521265065 0521522072 9780521522076
OCLC Number: 11291454
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Yale University, 1974.
Description: xiii, 252 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Prefactory note; Introduction: praise and paradox; Part I. Elizabethan Popular Literature: 1. Elizabethan popular literature and its economic context; 2. The popular Elizabethan authors; 3. The popular Elizabethan audience; Part II. The Business in Armour: 4. Principal citizens and chief yeomen; 5. The merchant as usurer: a stock image in decline; 6. The merchant as knight, courtier and prince; 7. Lessons in diligence and thrift; Part III. The Gentle Craftsman: 8. Clown and rebel: the craftsman as one of 'the fourth sort of people'; 9. The gentle craftsman in Arcadia; Appendices; Index.
Series Title: Past and present publications.
Responsibility: Laura Caroline Stevenson.
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