|Author||: Norman Davis|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press, USA|
|Total Pages||: 324|
|Rating||: 4/5 (04 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Paston Letters written by Norman Davis and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1999 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Pastons of Norfolk left behind them an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England in the earliest great collection of family letters in English."--BOOK JACKET. "The letters span three generations and most were written during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III, in a period of political turmoil, local anarchy and war abroad and at home. They reveal personal hopes and anxieties, and contain as well as business matters a wealth of information on leisure pursuits, education, and domestic life. The writers express themselves with a clarity and vigour that is remarkable at this early date, and the letters illustrate, as no other documents can, the state of the language in daily use immediately before and after the introduction of printing."--BOOK JACKET. "This modernized selection prepared from the original manuscripts is designed to present the full range of the Pastons' principal concerns."--BOOK JACKET.