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The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series
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The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

David Watt

Abstract

Thomas Hoccleve's Series (1419-21) tells the story of its own making. The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series analyzes this story and considers what it might contribute to the larger story about book production in the fifteenth century. Focusing on four surviving manuscripts made by Hoccleve himself between 1422 and 1426, the first four chapters explore the making of the Series in context. They examine the importance of audience judgment in the selection and juxtaposition of forms, the extent to which the physical flexibility of books could serve the needs of their owners and their makers, the ... More

Keywords: Thomas Hoccleve, Series, Middle English Verse, Manuscripts, Manuscript Studies, Irony, Literary Form, Religious Reform, Book Production, Making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780859898690
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Watt, author