Rogues, Vagabonds, & Sturdy Beggars: A New Gallery of Tudor and Early Stuart Rogue Literature Exposing the Lives, Times, and Cozening Tricks of the Elizabethan Underworld (Google eBook)

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Arthur F. Kinney
Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1973 - Literary Criticism - 318 pages
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Presenting seven works from the Elizabethan age including Dekker's Lantern and Candle-light and Rid's Art of Juggling, this book discusses these and other Elizabethan protonovels and assesses their influence on writers such as Shakespeare.
  

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Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
1
Introduction
11
A Manifest Detection of Diceplay 1552
59
The Faternity of Vagabonds
85
A Caveat for Common Cursitors 1566
103
A Notable Discovery of Cozenage 1591
155
The Black Books Messenger 1592
187
Latern and Candlelight 1608
207
The Art of Juggling 1612
261
Textual Commentaries and Notes
293
An Elizabethan Glossary
313

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Arthur F. Kinney is Copeland Professor of Literary History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies. He is the editor of "Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments" (Blackwell, 1999"), A Companion to Renaissance Drama" (Blackwell, 2002) and of the journal "English Literary Renaissance." His other works include "Elizabethan Backgrounds" (Second Edition, 1994), "Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars" (Second Edition, 1995), "Humanist Poetics" (1986), and "Lies Like Truth: Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment" (2001).

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