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A Womans Answer Is Never to Seek: Early Modern Jestbooks, 1526-1635 Ian Munro

A Womans Answer Is Never to Seek: Early Modern Jestbooks, 1526-1635

Ian Munro

Published July 31st 2007
ISBN : 9780754651703
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

By turns witty and inane, crude and learned, scurrilous and moralistic, jestbooks offer an important and often overlooked viewpoint on the lives of women in early modern England. This volume reproduces seven jestbooks with connections to early modernMoreBy turns witty and inane, crude and learned, scurrilous and moralistic, jestbooks offer an important and often overlooked viewpoint on the lives of women in early modern England. This volume reproduces seven jestbooks with connections to early modern Englishwomen as well as showing something of the broad genre itself. Four have a direct connection to women through their jests and framing (Wyddow Edyth, Westward for Smelts, Long Meg of Westminster, and Pasqvils Lests), excerpts from two books specifically focus on women in some sections (The Schoolmaster and Wits Fittes and Fancies) and the volume also includes the extremely popular, general jestbook (A C. Mery Talys).