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When it was rediscovered it flowered marvelously in Elizabethan drama. . And
the dominance of the drama from about 1580 to 1640 is in itself one reason why
one could not expect great prose novels during the Elizabethan and Jacobean ...
In essence Elizabethan drama is probably nearer to opera than to the novel,
though this does not mean that the Elizabethan dramatists were incapable of
creating the kind of characters we find in the later drama and in the novel;
THE ENGLISH NOVEL tury before the rise of Elizabethan drama. This was
Malory's Morte d' Arthur. Great work of prose though it is, it is by no stretch of
imagination a novel. If we take it as such, we might as well accept The Faerie
Queene as a ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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