The Rise of Prison Literature in the Sixteenth Century

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Examining works by some of the most famous prisoners from the early modern period including Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey and Thomas Wyatt, Ruth Ahnert presents the first major study of prison literature dating from this era. She argues that the English Reformation established the prison as an influential literary sphere. In the previous centuries we find only isolated examples of prison writings, but the religious and political instability of the Tudor reigns provided the conditions for the practice to thrive. This book ...

The Rise of Prison Literature in the Sixteenth Century 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108438797

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The Rise of Prison Literature in the Sixteenth Century 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107040304

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