Kinloch, T. F. The Life and Works of Joseph Hall, 1574-1656. London: Staples Press, 1951, 206 p.
Comprehensive survey of Hall's life and literary works.
Boyce, Benjamin. “Joseph Hall's Characters of Vertues and Vices.” In The Theophrastan Character in England to 1642, pp. 122-35. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947.
Identifies Hall as the first significant character sketch writer in England and focuses on important features of the genre.
Clausen, Wendell. “The Beginnings of English Character-Writing in the Early Seventeenth...
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