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Romance for sale in early modern England : the rise of prose fiction

Author: Steve Mentz
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume the author explores how authors and publishers of prose fiction in late 16th-century England produced books that combined traditional narrative forms with a dynamic new understanding of the relationship between text and audience.
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Heliodorus, of Emesa; Heliodorus, of Emesa.; Heliodorus, of Emesa.; Robert Greene
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Mentz
ISBN: 0754654699 9780754654698
OCLC Number: 60323397
Description: x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Early modern romance and the middlebrow reader --
Heliodorus and early modern literary culture --
Anti-epic traditions : Sidney's new Arcadia --
Anti-epic traditons : Greene's romances --
The Homer of women : Greene and the novella --
Fictions of nostalgia : Lodge versus Greene --
Dishonest romance : Greene and Nashe.
Responsibility: Steve Mentz.
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Examining the divergent but interlocking careers of Robert Greene, Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Lodge, and Thomas Nashe, the author traces how through differing commitments to print culture and their  Read more...

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'This learned study offers important new contexts for the prose romances-and authorial careers-of Sidney, Greene, Lodge, and Nashe. Mentz recovers a 'Heliodoran Moment' in the 1580s and 90s, vivid in Read more...

 
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