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Euphues

[yoo-fyoo-eez]
noun
  1. the main character in John Lyly's works Euphues, the Anatomy of Wit (1579), and Euphues and His England (1580).
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Historical Examples

  • And indeed we may say this not only of Euphues but of Elizabethan fiction as a whole.

    John Lyly

    John Dover Wilson

  • In the domain of style, Euphues was dynamical; the plays were not.

    John Lyly

    John Dover Wilson

  • Certainly Euphues does not prove that Puritanism was latent in him.

    John Lyly

    John Dover Wilson

  • I have said that it is very important to distinguish between the two parts of Euphues.

    John Lyly

    John Dover Wilson

  • The plays were not read or absorbed by their author's contemporaries and successors; Euphues was.

    John Lyly

    John Dover Wilson