Educated at Cambridge, Nashe went to London in 1588. There he became part of a writers group which included Robert Greene, and in 1589 he wrote the preface to Greene's Metaphon. Becoming involved in the Anglican/Puritan controversy of 1589-1590, he is known to have contributed An Almond for a Parrat (1590) in reply to the puritan writer "Martin". His most successful works include Pierce Penilesse, his supplication to the divell (1592), Summers last Will and Testament (1592), The Unfortunate Traveller, or, the Life of Jack Wilton (1594) - said to be the first picaresque novel in English - and Nashe's lenten stuffe (1599).
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Pierce Pennilesse - His Supplication to the Devil
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