Fulke Greville

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Believed by some to be the true author of Shakespeare’s plays, the Elizabethan poet, dramatist and statesman, Fulke Greville is best known today as the biographer of his lifelong friend Sir Philip Sidney. Greville wrote learned and sober poetry, presenting dark, thoughtful and distinctly Calvinist views on art, literature, beauty and other philosophical matters. His style is noted for its comparable force of imagination, serving as a precursor for the intellectual reasoning of John Donne and the metaphysical poets. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Greville’s complete works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Greville’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Greville’s life and poetry
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Includes rare minor poems
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* The two closet dramas
* Greville’s prose works, including his seminal biography on Sidney
* Features a bonus biography — discover Greville’s intriguing life
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Life and Poetry of Fulke Greville
Brief Introduction: Fulke Greville
Complete Poetical Works of Fulke Greville

The Closet Dramas

The Prose
The Life of the Renowned Sir Philip Sidney
A Letter to an Honourable Lady
A Letter to Greuill Varney on His Travels
A Short Speech for Bacon

The Biography
Fulke Greville by Sidney Lee

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