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The life of Sir John Falstaff : with a biography of the knight from authentic sources / Robert Barnabas Brough ; illustrated by George Cruikshank.

  • Author

    Brough, Robert Barnabas.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2013].

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Characters Falstaff.

    Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character)

Preface; Part I. 1352-65: 1. Introductory chapter; 2. Birth and genealogy of Sir John Falstaff; 3. On the trick played by little Jack Falstaff; 4. Of Jack Falstaff's coming to London; Part II. 1381: 1. How Mr John Falstaff came into his property; Part III. 1410: 1. For the most part a treatise on heroes and knights-errant; 2. How Sir John Falstaff planned the famous Gadshill expedition; 3. The battle of Gadshill; 4. The day after the battle; 5. Historic dissertation upon the great civil war; 6. How Sir John Falstaff won the battle of Shrewsbury; Part IV. 1410-13: 1. Of the signal gained by Sir John Falstaff; 2. The same subject continued; 3. Sir John Falstaff an author; 4. Warlike strategy of Sir John Falstaff; 5. Visit to Justice Shallow's; 6. On the magnanimity of Sir John Falstaff; 7. Doubts on the genius and testimony of Shakespeare; 8. Mildness of the spring season in 1413; 9. Inauguration of the new regime; 10. Coronation of Henry the Fifth; Part V. 1413-15: 1. Sir John Falstaff in exile; 2. The end of the life of Sir John Falstaff.