(also Delone). Born circa 1543 in London; died 1600. English writer. Worked as a weaver.
Deloney was the author of ballads on historical and everyday topics and of novels about the lives of artisans: Jack of Newberie (1597, published in 1619; Russian translation, 1926), The Gentle Craft (1598), and Thomas of Reading, or The Sixe Worthie Yeomen of the West (published in 1612; Russian translation, 1926). The significance of his novels lies in their democratic tendencies and interesting sketches of everyday life.
WORKSThe Works. Oxford, 1912.
REFERENCESGrossman. L. “Proizvodstvennyi roman v epokhu Shekspira: Tomas Delone i ego zabytaia epopeia.” Pechat’ i revoliutsiia, 1927, no. 1.
Istoriia angliiskoi literatury, vol. 1, issue 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1945.
Lawlis, M. E. Apology for the Middle Class: The Dramatic Novels of T. Deloney. Bloomington, 1960.
IU. I. KAGARLITSKII