Thomas Fuller Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Addison, William. Worthy Dr. Fuller. London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1951, 298 p.

Biography that takes into account Fuller's popularity among the Victorians and the subsequent neglect of his work in the twentieth century.

Currier, Albert H. “Thomas Fuller.” In Biographical and Literary Studies, pp. 211-34. Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1915.

Brief overview of Fuller's life and work.

Freeman, John. Introduction to The Worthies of England, edited by John Freeman, pp. ix-vii. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1952.

Biographical sketch.

Lyman, Dean B. The Great Tom Fuller. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1935, 198 p.

Comprehensive biography of Thomas Fuller.


Drabble, John. “Thomas Fuller, Peter Heylyn and the English Reformation.” Renaissance and Reformation 3, no. 1 (1979): 168-88.

Comparison of Fuller's version of the history of the reformation of the English Church with that of Peter Heylyn.

Sandler, Florence. “The Temple of Zerubbabel: A Pattern for Reformation in Thomas Fuller's Pisgah-Sight and Church-History of Britain.Studies in the Literary Imagination 10, no. 2 (fall 1977): 29-42.

Contends that, as history, Fuller's work was representative of its age rather than visionary or innovative.

Shulman, Robert. “Melville's Thomas Fuller: An Outline for Starbuck and an Instance of the Creator as Critic.” Modern Language Quarterly 23, no. 4 (December 1962): 337-52.

Explores Fuller's influence on the writings of Herman Melville.

Woodward, Daniel H. “Thomas Fuller, William Dugard, and the Pseudonymous ‘Life of Sidney’ (1655).” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 62 (Fourth Quarter 1968): 501-10.

Examines Fuller's casual attitude toward his own writing, specifically “The Life and Death of Sir Philip Sidney,” almost certainly written by Fuller but unacknowledged by him.

Additional coverage of Fuller's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 151; and Literature Resource Center.