Thomas Nashe

Thomas Nashe (1567–c. 1601) was an English Elizabethan pamphleteer, playwright, poet, and satirist. He is known for his lively use of language and his comedic and satirical works. Nashe's most famous work is 'The Unfortunate Traveller', which is considered one of the first picaresque novels in English literature. His works often engaged with the social and literary issues of his time, and he was a contemporary of William Shakespeare.


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  1. 1. The Unfortunate Traveller

    "The Unfortunate Traveller" is a picaresque novel that follows the adventures and misadventures of a young man named Jack Wilton, who goes through various escapades across Europe during the reign of Henry VIII. As a page to the Earl of Surrey, Jack encounters a variety of characters and experiences, including wars, imprisonment, and love affairs. The novel is notable for its vivid depiction of the social and political conditions of the time, as well as its pioneering use of the English language.