Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Murray Roston
    Pages 1-11
  3. Murray Roston
    Pages 12-33
  4. Murray Roston
    Pages 34-54
  5. Murray Roston
    Pages 55-81
  6. Murray Roston
    Pages 82-99
  7. Murray Roston
    Pages 100-125
  8. Murray Roston
    Pages 126-157
  9. Murray Roston
    Pages 158-175
  10. Murray Roston
    Pages 176-199
  11. Murray Roston
    Pages 200-220
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-235

About this book


The sixteenth century marked a remarkable revival in literary output in England. In this wide ranging and dynamic study Murray Roston argues that the century's writers possessed a unique dual vision of man, which sets their work apart from their predecessors. The development of the English language, the use of new poetic forms, the growth of the playhouse, and the arrival of the middle-class rather than the nobleman writer on the literary scene, are just some of the themes discussed.


English history of literature literature sixteenth century

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1982
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-27143-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27750-6
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