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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;
tury before the rise of Elizabethan drama. This was Malory's M-oxte 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 novel too. It is
the final ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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