Rogues, Vagabonds, and Sturdy Beggars collects significant rogue books and cony catching pamphlets. Given the renewed interest in such texts in recent years, their availability in a modern edition is a considerable boon to Renaissance scholars -- especially in an edition enhanced by Kinney's thorough and informative introduction.
(Steven Mullaney, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
About the Author
Arthur F. Kinney is Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and founding editor of English Literary Renaissance.