The English Rogue

The English Rogue When it first appeared The English Rogue was declared a forbidden book on account of its gross indecency Copies were printed secretly and sold furtively at alehouses until when it was properly l

  • Title: The English Rogue
  • Author: Richard Head
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • When it first appeared, The English Rogue was declared a forbidden book on account of its gross indecency Copies were printed secretly and sold furtively at alehouses until 1665 when it was properly licensed When requested, the author, Richard Head, declined to produce a second volume as it was his belief that the text had been interpreted as autobiographical and his repWhen it first appeared, The English Rogue was declared a forbidden book on account of its gross indecency Copies were printed secretly and sold furtively at alehouses until 1665 when it was properly licensed When requested, the author, Richard Head, declined to produce a second volume as it was his belief that the text had been interpreted as autobiographical and his reputation had suffered as a consequence Francis Kirkman, who had acquired the rights to the work, set about the endeavour himself and wrote the remaining volumes, publishing them in 1671 This is a reprint of the 1928 reissue containing Head s original book and two of Kirkman s added volumes.

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    1. Picaresque misdemeanours of a 17th century rogue, written by a Dick Head.Richard Head to be precise, a poet and bookseller who imitated famous continental novels about rogues such as The Life and Adventures of Guzman D'Alfarache, the Spanish Rogue. I wanted to read this book because it is widely recognised to be the first work of English prose fiction to be translated into a continental language.I guess that some are born rogues while others have their roguery thrust upon them. Meriton Latroon i [...]

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