Customer Reviews


3 Reviews
5 star:
 (3)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect introduction to Elizabethan prose fiction, 16 Feb. 2010
By 
Mark Kilroy (Hertfordshire, UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This volume fills a gap for those of us who have some acquaintance with Elizabethan drama and poetry but have not explored the prose fiction. Begin with reading the introduction, which is short but unusually pertinent among introductions to selections. It explains the significance of style, or 'discourse' in prose of the period that helpfully suggests why the reader has to readjust their expectation and attention span to appreciate the intention and craft of each writer - both rather different from our experiences of these aspects of modern prose fiction. The introduction then offers succinct but well-judged introductions to each piece. As to the selection itself, inevitably small from a wide choice, it is intelligently made to introduce the reader to a range of work. Enriching in its own right, reading these works, hearing the voices in them too, will also enrich the experience of reading more widely in Elizabethan literature and experiencing the drama in performance. The volume is also nice to handle and eminently portable.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's more to Elizabethan literature than Sidney, Spenser and Shakespeare..., 10 May 2009
By 
Roman Clodia (London) - See all my reviews
(TOP 100 REVIEWER)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
So often when we think about Elizabethan literature we think about drama (especially, of course, Shakespeare), or poetry (Sidney, Spenser). This collection is therefore a nice antidote focusing on less well known prose works. Salzman's trilogy of collections for Oxford (An Anthology of Seventeenth-Century Fiction (Oxford World's Classics), Early Modern Women's Writing: An Anthology 1560-1700 (Oxford World's Classics)) does an excellent job of re-opening the canon and making lesser works accessible and affordable.

This collection is nicely varied: from the epistolary social comedy of Gascoigne's Adventures of Master FJ, to the linguistic excess of Lyly's Euphues, this charts a less well-worn trajectory and expands our understanding of what the canonicals were reading and writing against.

A really well-thought out collection - highly recommended for anyone interested in Elizabethan literature.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful., 3 Oct. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
This book arrived very soon after order, despite the fact that it was ordered during the busy period and with a warning that it was close to out of stock. It shows no signs of wear, and is unannotated. A great buy.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction (Oxford World's Classics)
£7.69
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews