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George Peele (The University Wits)

Bevington, David (ed)

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ISBN 10: 0754628566 / ISBN 13: 9780754628569
Published by Ashgate, Surrey, 2011
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The University Wits series. Several contributors. Edited by David Bevington. Includes name index. With footnotes, plus comprehensive chapter notes. Printed in Great Britain. Bound in publisher's original brown boards with black lettering to front board & spine. No dustjacket issued. Clear protective laminate affixed to boards. A LIKE NEW very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. Heavy large volume, extra shipping may be required. 468pp. SB-248. Size: 25 x 17cm. Bookseller Inventory # 023853

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Title: George Peele (The University Wits)

Publisher: Ashgate, Surrey

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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 was never far from the threat of debtors' prison throughout his adult life. Peele, like Greene and Marlowe, was caricatured in his immediate afterlife as the embodiment of a popular and thriving literary culture in London of the late sixteenth century: a world that was competitive and relentlessly unforgiving in its economic pressures, but also colourful, adventuresome, and vital. This volume collects together for the first time the best contemporary published work on Peele by a group of renowned scholars. They discuss Peele's Lord Mayor's Pageants, Court Entertainments, occasional poems, and his plays The Arraignment of Paris, The Old Wives Tale, The Battle of Alcazar, Edward I, David and Bathsheba, and Titus Andronicus. The essays are accompanied by David Bevington's substantial introduction which discusses Peele's life and works, particularly in the context of the other five University Wits.

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David Bevington is Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Professor in English Language and Literature and Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, USA.

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