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At a glance:
- Author: Robert Greene
- First Published: 1592
- Type of Work: Short fiction
- Type of Plot: Satire
- Time of Work: Late sixteenth century
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: England or English people, London, Sixteenth century, Drama or dramatists, Shakespeare, William, or Shakespearean plays, Badgers
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
*London. The great city in this novel is never mentioned by name, but topical references, not to mention the prefatory material by the printer and the editor, clearly establish London as the novel’s principal setting. Indeed, the pamphlet is so steeped with the gritty reality of the sixteenth century London underworld that the dangers Greene points out seem as real to modern readers as those of any modern metropolis.
Autobiographical fables that begin the pamphlet set up the contrast between the bucolic delights of the poet’s country...
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