Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit, and Euphues and His England, by John Lyly, were published respectively in and , when the author was a young. From Euphues. By John Lyly. Edited by Jack Lynch. The text comes from the first edition, I’ve added the paragraph numbers. The original is in black-letter. John Lyly’s Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and his England, created a literary sensation in their own age, and had a profound.
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Published by Manchester University Press. The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and his England, created a literary sensation in their own age, and had a profound influence on Elizabethan prose. This modern-spelling edition of the two works, the first for nearly a century, is designed to allow the twenty-first century reader access to this culturally significant text and to explore the fascination duphues it exerted.
Attuned to the needs eupnues both students and specialists, the text is edited from the earliest complete witnesses, is richly annotated, and facilitates an understanding of Lyly’s narrative technique by distinguishing typographically between narrative levels. The introduction explores the relationship between the dramatic and non-dramatic work, locating Lyly’s highly influential plays in a wider context and Euphues’ Latin poem in praise of Elizabeth I, translated for the first time, is discussed in an Appendix.
A work of primary importance for students of Renaissance prose, this edition complements the on-going publication of Lyly’s dramatic works in The Revels Plays.
Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and His England John Lyly
Euphues’ Latin poem in praise of Elizabeth I is translated for the first time, and is discussed in an appendix. Of primary importance for students of Renaissance prose, this edition complements the on-going publication of Lyly’s dramatic works in The Revels Plays.
The introduction includes ltly discussion of the relationship between the dramatic and non-dramatic work, locating Lyly’s plays in a wider context.
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