The Devil and the Vice in the English Dramatic Literature Before Shakespeare

1st Edition

L. W. Cushman

Published June 5, 2019
Reference - 148 Pages
ISBN 9780367142261 - CAT# K410401
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Originally published in 1900, this book was the first investigation of the devil and the Vice as dramatic figures, and a study of these figures led to a new view of the subject: it is, in brief, that the appearance of the devil in the non-dramatic as well as in the dramatic literature is limited to a definite range.  As a dramatic figure the devil falls more and more into the background and the Vice is distinct in origin and function from the devil.

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