Autobiography and Authorship in Renaissance Verse: Chronicles of the Self (Early Modern Literature in History) (Hardcover)

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Description


The advent of relatively cheap editions in the mid-sixteenth century produced an explosion of verse, much of which represented the first person speaker as a version of the author. This book examines ways in which writers, often seeking advancement in their careers, harnessed verse for self-promotional purposes. Texts studied include a manuscript autobiography by Thomas Whythorne, printed verse by a woman, Isabella Whitney, travel and war narratives, as well as canonical texts by Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare.

About the Author


ELIZABETH HEALE is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Reading University. She has published two books, The Faerie Queene. A Reader's Guide (2nd ed 1999) and Wyatt, Surrey and Early Tudor Poetry (1998), and numerous articles on sixteenth-century verse in print and manuscript

Praise For…


"Solidly researched and carefully prepared, this study will serve those interested in early modern literary production, history, and culture.--C.S. Cox, Choice



Product Details
ISBN: 9780333773970
ISBN-10: 0333773977
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 13th, 2002
Pages: 206
Language: English
Series: Early Modern Literature in History