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Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Katharine Wilson


The works of John Lyly, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge effectively established prose fiction in print at the end of the sixteenth century. In these extraordinary pamphlets, rhetorical sophistication is married with the outlandish adventures of young lovers, ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture combined. Fictions of Authorship re-examines these narratives in the light of their creators' developing understanding of the implications of authorship. Christened the ‘University Wits’ by an earlier generation of critics, Lyly, Greene, and Lodge were themselves displaced persons, attempting to shape careers in th ... More

Keywords: euphuism, Arcadia, print, authorship, personae, University Wits, reader, Lyly, Greene, Lodge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katharine Wilson, author
Research Associate, Department of English Studies, Oxford Brookes University.