The Oxford handbook of English prose, 1500-1640

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The Oxford Handbook of English Prose1500-1640 is the only current overview of early modern English prose writing. The aim of the volume is to make prose more visible as a subject and as a mode of writing. It covers a vast range of material vital for the understanding of the period: from jestbooks, newsbooks, and popular romance to the translation of the classics and the pioneering collections of scientific writing and travel writing; from diaries, tracts on witchcraft, and domestic conduct books to rhetorical treatises designed for a courtly audience; from little known works such as William Baldwin's Beware the Cat, probably the first novel in English, to The Bible, The Book of Common Prayer and Richard Hooker's eloquent statement of Anglican belief, The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. The work not only deals with the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, but also analyzes the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period, ranging from the
Euphuistic nature of prose fiction inaugurated by John Lyly's mannered novel to the aggressive polemic of the Marprelate controversy; from the scatological humour of comic writing to the careful modulations of the most significant sermons of the age; and from the pithy and concise English essays of Francis Bacon to the ornate and meandering style of John Florio's translation of Montaigne's famous collection. Each essay provides an overview as well as comment on key passages and a select guide to further reading.
Englishing eloquence : sixteenth-century arts of rhetoric and poetics / Catherine Nicholson
All talk and no action? Early modern political dialogue / Cathy Shrank
Commonplacing and prose writing : William Baldwin and Robert Burton / Jennifer Richards
Romance : Amadis de Gaule and John Barclay's Argenis / Helen Moore
Montaigne and Florio / Peter Mack
Italianate tales : William Painter and George Pettie / Neil Rhodes
Classical translation / Gordon Braden
Lazarillo de Tormes and the picaresque in early modern England / Alexander Samson
William Baldwin's Beware the cat and other foolish writing / Thomas Betteridge
The adventures passed by Master George Gascoigne : experiments in prose / Gillian Austen
"Turne your library to a wardrope" : John Lyly and euphuism / Katharine Wilson
Robert Greene / R.W. Maslen
Nashe's stuff / Jason Scott-Warren
Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia / Gavin Alexander
Topicality in Mary Wroth's Countess of Montgomery's Urania : prose romance, masque, and lyric / Mary Ellen Lamb
Utopia and utopianism / Robert Appelbaum
English scientific prose : Bacon, Browne, Boyle / Claire Preston
Richard Hakluyt / Nandini Das
Raphael Holinshed and historical writing / Bart van Es
Astrology, magic, and witchcraft / P.G. Maxwell-Stuart
Jest books / Ian Munro and Anne Lake Prescott
Political prose / Nicholas McDowell
Modes of satire / Dermot Cavanagh
News writing / Joad Raymond
Letters / Alan Stewart
Diaries / Adam Smyth
Life writing / Danielle Clarke
Essays / Paul Salzman
Domestic manuals and the power of prose / Catherine Richardson
Immethodical, incoherent, unadorned : style and the early modern Bible / Kevin Killeen
The style of authorship in John Foxe's Acts and monuments / Thomas S. Freeman and Susannah Brietz Monta
The Marprelate controversy / Joseph L. Black
Sermons / Peter McCullough
The book of common prayer / Daniel Swift
Richard Hooker's Of the lawes of ecclesiasticall politie / Rudolph P. Almasy
Gabriel Harvey / H.R. Woudhuysen
John Knox, George Buchanan, and Scots prose / Caroline Erskine
Robert Burton and The anatomy of melancholy / Angus Gowland
"When all things shall confesse their ashes" : science and soul in Thomas Browne / Kevin Killeen.

Additional Information
Series Oxford handbooks.
Subjects English prose literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Publisher Oxford, United Kingdom :Oxford University Press,2013
Edition First edition.
Other Titles English prose, 1500-1640
Contributors Hadfield, Andrew, editor.
Language English
Description xxi, 744 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 686-732) and index.
ISBN 9780199580682 (hardcover)
0199580685 (hardcover)
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