Who is John Lyly?

  • (noun): English writer noted for his elaborate style (1554-1606).
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John Lyly

John Lyly (Lilly or Lylie; c. 1553 or 1554 – November 1606) was an English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright, and politician, best known for his books Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and Euphues and His England (1580). Lyly's literary style, originating in his first books, is known as euphuism.

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... the first printed collection of Lyly's plays ... and Phao (1584) Gallathea (1592) Midas (1592) Mother Bombie (1594) Lyly's other plays include Love's Metamorphosis (though printed in 1601, possibly Lyly's earliest play — the surviving version is likely a ... and The Maid's Metamorphosis (1600) have been attributed to Lyly, but on altogether insufficient grounds ...

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