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Lyly, John 1554?-1606

Works: 445 works in 1,754 publications in 7 languages and 23,386 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Bibliography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Attributed name
Classifications: PR2659.L9, 822.3
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Most widely held works about John Lyly
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Euphues: the anatomy of wit; Euphues & his England by John Lyly( Book )

300 editions published between 1578 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and his England, created a literary sensation in their own time and had a profound influence on Elizabethan prose. This modern spelling edition of the two works, the first for nearly a century, is designed to allow the twenty-first century reader access to this culturally significant text and to explore the fascination that it exerted." "Attuned to the needs of both students and specialists, the text is edited from the earliest complete witnesses, is richly annotated, and facilitates an understanding of Lyly's narrative technique by distinguishing typographically between narrative levels. Euphues' Latin poem in praise of Elizabeth I is translated for the first time, and discussed in an appendix." "Of primary importance for students of Renaissance prose, this edition complements the on-going publication of Lyly's dramatic works in The Revels Plays. The introduction includes a discussion of the relationship between the dramatic and non-dramatic work locating Lyly's plays in a wider context."--Jacket
Campaspe ; Sappho and Phao by John Lyly( Book )

52 editions published between 1584 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallathea and Midas by John Lyly( Book )

23 editions published between 1591 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Bombie by John Lyly( Book )

54 editions published between 1594 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Mother Bombie" is unique among Lyly's comedies in its urban setting and focus upon middle and lower class concerns. The play turns on the tissue of misconceptions surrounding the efforts of four fathers to secure socially advantageous marriages for their heirs, and the determination of their young servants to exploit their masters' misguided aspirations for their own advantage. A theatrical success in its own day, the play is of particular interest to twenty-first century criticism for its focus upon those situated on the margins of the social group, notably Mother Bombie herself, thought by some to be a witch, and the two simpletons whose marital prospects lie at the heart of the action. The play is newly re-edited from the earliest witnesses, the quartos of 1594 and 1598, and incorporates the songs first published by Blount in his collected edition of Lyly's works in 1632 and is the first fully annotated, modern-spelling edition of the play to have appeared for over thirty years and its publication sees the completion of the works of John Lyly in The Revels Plays."--Publisher's website
Sapho and Phao, 1584 by John Lyly( Book )

41 editions published between 1584 and 2002 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallathea, 1592 by John Lyly( Book )

23 editions published between 1592 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endymion by John Lyly( Book )

22 editions published between 1632 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of John Lyly by John Lyly( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galatea by John Lyly( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galatea and Midas are two of John Lyly's most engaging plays. Galatea (or Gallathea) and Phillida are dressed up in male clothes by their fathers so that they can avoid the requirement of the god Neptune that every year 'the fairest and chastest virgin in all the country' be sacrificed to a sea-monster. Hiding together in the forest, the two maidens fall in love, each supposing the other to be a young man. This leads to delightful complications that remind us of the mix-ups in Shakespeare's romantic comedies. Galatea has become the subject of considerable feminist critical study in recent years." "Midas (1590) uses mythology in quite a different way, dramatising two stories about King Midas (the golden touch and the ass's ears) in such a way as to fashion a satire of King Philip of Spain (and of any tyrant like him) for colossal greediness and folly. In the wake of the defeat of Philip's Armada fleet and its attempted invasion of England in 1588, this satire was calculated to win the approval of Queen Elizabeth and her court."--Jacket
Euphues. The anatomy of wit. Editio princeps. 1579. Euphues and his England. Editio princeps. 1580. Collated with early subsequent editions by John Lyly( Book )

46 editions published between 1868 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Bombie. 1594 by John Lyly( Book )

18 editions published between 1939 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth's entertainment at Mitcham: Poet, painter, and musician; attributed to John Lyly by John Lyly( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1983 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endimion, the man in the moone by John Lyly( Book )

11 editions published between 1591 and 1950 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's metamorphosis by John Lyly( Book )

6 editions published between 1601 and 2008 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a modern spelling edition of Lyly's play. The contents include an introduction, authorship and date, style and structure, love and metamorphosis, gender politics and the Elizabethan court and dramaturgy, staging, and the stage history of the play
Endymion the man in the moon, played before the Queen's Majesty at Greenwich on Candlemas day, at night, by the Children of Paul's by John Lyly( Book )

11 editions published between 1894 and 1931 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected prose and dramatic work by John Lyly( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman in the moon by John Lyly( Book )

21 editions published between 1597 and 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Lilie, Iohn 1554?-1606

Lilie, Iohn ca. 1554-1606

Lilli, Dzhon 1554?-1606

Lilli, Dzhon ca. 1554-1606

Lilli, Džon 1554-1606

Lillie, John 1554?-1606

Lilly, Iohn 1554?-1606

Lilly Iohn ca. 1554-1606

Lilly, John.

Lilly John 1554?-1606

Lilly, John ca. 1554-1606

Lily, John.

Lily John 1554?-1606

Lily, John ca. 1554-1606

Lylie, Iohn 1554?-1606

Lylie, Iohn ca. 1554-1606

Lylie, John

Lylie John 1554?-1606

Lylie, John ca. 1554-1606

Lyllie, John.

Lyllie John 1554?-1606

Lyllie, John ca. 1554-1606

Lylly, John

Lylly John 1554?-1606

Lylly, John ca. 1554-1606

リリー, ジョン

Campaspe ; Sappho and PhaoMother BombieSapho and Phao, 1584EndymionGalateaLove's metamorphosisSelected prose and dramatic workThe woman in the moon