The cony-catching pamphlets of Robert Greene: A bibliography and study

Darden, Frances Kirkpatrick (1952). The cony-catching pamphlets of Robert Greene: A bibliography and study. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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The bibliography of Greene's cony-catching pamphlets which precedes my discussion of them supplies a deficiency in our knowledge and enables us to distinguish between editions which in the past have been confused. In my opinion, however, its greatest value is that it supports Greene's claim for the immediate popular success of his \(Notable\) \(Discovery\) \(of\) \(Coosenage\), and disproves the common assumption that Greene was deliberately misrepresenting the facts in his "Address" to The Second and last part of Conny-catching. This, in turn, affects our view of his character.

Collation of the extant copies of the cony-catching pamphlets has revealed the existence of a hitherto unknown edition of \(The\) \(Thirde\) \(and\) \(last\) \(Part\) \(of\) \(Conny-catching\). It has also revealed that there is only one edition extant of \(The\) \(Defence\) \(of\) \(Conny\) \(catching\); a defective copy in the British Museum, made up with the Epistle from a copy of the 1592 edition of \(A\) \(Notable\) \(Discovery\) \(of\) \(Coosenage\), has in the past been mistakenly described as another edition.

Since 1915 there has been no exhaustive study of Greene in English. It is time that his character and work were reassessed in the light of our fuller knowledge of his age, and this I have attempted in the chapters that follow my bibliography.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, Department of English Literature
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography


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