History: Book Series

The University Wits

The University Wits

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  • Thomas Lodge

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charles C. Whitney

    Thomas Lodge was the most versatile of the pioneering professional writers of the English Renaissance, experimenting in an astonishing variety of forms. His long, eventful, and well-documented life makes him one of the most individualized figures of his age, and yet also one of the most…

    Hardback – 2011-04-01
    Routledge
    The University Wits

  • The University Wits: 6-Volume Set

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Logan

    These volumes demonstrate the importance of the small group of university-educated Renaissance writers commonly known as the 'University Wits': John Lyly, Thomas Lodge, George Peele, Robert Greene, Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe. Each of these Wits is the subject of a dedicated volume of…

    Hardback – 2011-04-01
    Routledge
    The University Wits

  • Robert Greene

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kirk Melnikoff

    While Robert Greene was the most prolific and perhaps the most notorious professional writer in Elizabethan England, he continues to be best known for his 1592 quip comparing Shakespeare to "an upstart crow." In his short twelve-year career, Greene wrote dozens of popular pamphlets in a variety of…

    Hardback – 2011-03-28
    Routledge
    The University Wits

  • Thomas Nashe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Georgia Brown

    The current surge of interest in the Elizabethan poet, dramatist, prose-writer and critic, Thomas Nashe, follows years of neglect or undisguised hostility. Yet, as early allusions testify, Nashe was a name which imposed itself on contemporary culture. Nashe annoyed and even disturbed his…

    Hardback – 2011-03-28
    Routledge
    The University Wits

  • John Lyly

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Lunney

    John Lyly is the first collection of essays dedicated solely to the work of this University Wit, celebrity prose writer, and playwright to the court of Elizabeth. Lyly's energy and wit inspired his contemporaries to follow new directions in prose fiction and stage comedy, and his writings still…

    Hardback – 2011-03-23
    Routledge
    The University Wits

  • George Peele

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Bevington

    David Bevington's volume on George Peele looks at the literary achievement of that dramatist and author, who was born in London some time around 1556-8, was educated at Oxford, and returned to London to become a prolific writer until his death in 1596. He died at the age of forty, in poverty, and…

    Hardback – 2011-03-18
    Routledge
    The University Wits

  • Christopher Marlowe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert A. Logan

    In uncovering the origin of the designation 'University Wits', Bob Logan examines the characteristics of the Wits and their influence on the course of Elizabethan drama. For the first time, Christopher Marlowe is placed in the context of the six University Wits, where his reputation stands out as…

    Hardback – 2011-02-28
    Routledge
    The University Wits