Thomas Deloney

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Deloney, Thomas


(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.


The Works. Oxford, 1912.


Grossman. 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.


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These include Anne Dowriche's The French Historie, Christopher Marlowe's The Massacre at Paris, works by Thomas Deloney and Thomas Dekker, the plays of William Haughton and Shakespeare, and John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan.
In the historical period between the Renaissance meditative lyric of the inward eye and the interiority of the early eighteenth-century novel falls the period of the emergent early novel, represented here by the fiction of Thomas Deloney (c.
To pursue this project I turn first to prose fiction by Thomas Deloney, a less well-known writer than the later and more celebrated allegorist Bunyan, with whom I conclude.
In The Garland of Good Will, Thomas Deloney characterizes her as a willful, spoiled girl: "The only daughter of a wealthy merchant man / Against whose counsel evermore / I was rebelling" (lines 12-14).
Thomas Deloney, Jack of Newbury, in The Novels of Thomas Deloney, ed.
Subsequent chapters concentrate upon such figures as the university-educated Thomas Nashe and Gabriel Harvey and the ballad books and historical fictions written by Thomas Deloney, originally by profession a silk weaver.
Both The Gentle Craft (1597) by Thomas Deloney and A Shoemaker, A Gentleman (ca 1618) by William Rowley present Crispianus as a military hero and Crispin as the secret lover and eventual husband of Ursula amidst the Roman invasion of an ancient Britain full of kind and loyal shoemakers.
Next, the popular prose romance, Jack of Newbury, an idealized account of the career of a successful clothworker, is revealed as an extension of the political activism of its author, the silkweaver Thomas Deloney.
The fiction of Thomas Deloney picks up the theme of artisanal labor, with an intriguing discussion of the role of gossip as a figure for non-authoritative discourse.
13 Extant ballads on the Babington Plot include: Thomas Deloney, 'A most joyfull Songe', and 'A proper new Ballad', in Deloney's Works, ed.
For the rest of the ballad, see Thomas Deloney, The Garland of Good Will (London, 1678), EEBO, C6r-8v.
The Works of Thomas Deloney (Oxford, 1912), 370-5, 581-4.