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A Critical Edition of Richard Brathwait's Whimzies

Edited By

Allen H. Lanner

ISBN 9780367254858
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
426 Pages

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Book Description

Originaly published in 1991, this volume contains the full text of Richard Brathwait's 'Whimzies,' alongside textual notes including chapters on the character as a literary genre, the overburian characters and an annotation of the text.

Table of Contents

Foreword.  General Information.  1. The Character as a Literary Genre.  2. Joseph Hall's Characters of Vertues and Vices.  3. The Overburian Characters.  4. The Earlier Character-Writers: Breton, Stephens, and Mynshul.  5. John Earle's Micro-Cosmographie (1628).  6. Brathwait and the Character-Writers of the Early 1630s.  7. The Character of Argument.  8. The Last Phase.  Richard Brathwait's Whimzies: Or, A New Cast of Characters (1631).  1. Introduction to the Text.  2. Text of Whimzies: Or, A New Cast of Characters (1631).  3. Annotation of the Text.  4. List of Textual Changes.

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