A study of the prose works of Thomas Dekker

Wilson, Frank Percy (1912). A study of the prose works of Thomas Dekker. University of Birmingham. M.A.

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Chapter I- The Life of Thomas Dekker.
1. Birthplace and Date of Birth.
2. Early Life.
3. The Henslowe Period. 1598-1602.
4. Prose and Drama, 1603-1613.
5. In Prison, 1613-1619.
6. Last Years, 1619-1632.

Chapter II- “The Batchelars Banquest.”
1. Bibliography
2. Popularity of Satires on Women in England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and in particular of “Les Quinze Ioyes de Mariage”.
3. Authorship.
4. “Les Quinze Ioyes de Mariage”
5. “The Batchelars Banquet” and its relation to “Les Quinze Ioyes”.
6. The Originality of “The Batchelars Banquest.”

Chapter III- “The Wonderfull yeare”
1. Bibliography.
2. Authorship and Date of Composition.
3. Description of the Work.
4. The Plague of 1603.

Chapter IV- “The Belman of London”
1. Bibliography.
2. Notes on the Early Editions.
3. Authorship and Date of Composition.
4. The Rogue-Pamphlet before Dekker.
5. Dekker’s Debt to his Predecessors.
6. Dekker’s share in “The Belman Of London.”

Chapter V- “Lanthorne and Candle-light.”
1. Bibliography.
2. Notes on the Early Editions.
3. Sources.
4. “Lanthorne and Candle-light.”
5. The Dekker-Rowlands Quarrel.

Chapter VI- A General Criticism of Dekker’s Prose-Works.
1. Their value as revelations of the social life of the times.
2. Their value as literature.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.A.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.A.
College/Faculty: Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Arts
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
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/8394


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