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It would be wrong to imply that the only interest in the prose fiction of that age is
now academic ; many of these works may still be read with pleasure , but
scarcely ever with that we derive from novels . Lyly ' s Euphues , published in
1579 , has ...
de Cielding So far as England is concerned , Arcadia was the first of many prose
romances which , pastoral or otherwise , are of a kind . Young men of noble birth
are shipwrecked among shepherds and shepherdesses in a vaguely ancient ...
As a novel , or as novel in posse , it has commonly been overrated ; because
critics have fallen under the spell of Nash ' s prose . Understandably , for as a
writer of imaginative prose he was unequalled in his age by any except
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The Eighteenth Century
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