Synopses & Reviews
"An invaluable work."-Patrick Collinson, London Review of Books
This long-awaited and masterfully edited volume contains nearly all of the writings of Queen Elizabeth I, from the clumsy letters of childhood to the prayers and poetry of the monarch's later years. The first collection of its kind, Elizabeth I reveals brilliance on two counts: that of the Queen, a dazzling writer, and that of the editors, whose copious annotations make the book both accessible and essential.
About the Author
is a professor of English, the William Rainey Harper Professor in the College, and dean of the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Native Tongue and the Word: Developments in English Prose Style, 1380-1580
Leah S. Marcus is the Edwin Mims Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Her books include Puzzling Shakespeare: Local Reading and Its Discontents and Unediting the Renaissance: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Milton. With Mary Beth Rose, Mueller and Marcus edited Elizabeth I: Collected Works.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations and Frequently Cited Works
Lists of Speeches, Letters, Poems, Prayers
Index of Names