'A womans answer is neuer to seke': Early Modern Jestbooks, by Ian Munro,Betty S. Travitsky,Anne Lake Prescott

By Ian Munro,Betty S. Travitsky,Anne Lake Prescott

by means of turns witty and inane, crude and realized, scurrilous and moralistic, jestbooks provide a tremendous and sometimes missed perspective at the lives of girls in early smooth England. This quantity reproduces seven jestbooks with connections to early glossy Englishwomen in addition to displaying whatever of the wide style itself. 4 have a right away connection to ladies via their jests and framing (Wyddow Edyth, VVestward for Smelts, lengthy Meg of VVestminster, and Pasqvils Iests), excerpts from books particularly specialise in girls in a few sections (The Schoolemaster and Wits Fittes and Fancies) and the quantity additionally comprises the highly regarded, basic jestbook (A C. Mery Talys).

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