Head, Richard

Head, Richard, c.1637–c.1686, English writer. His best-known work is The English Rogue (1665), a collection of crude picaresque stories. Sequels to this work were written by Francis Kirkman. Among his other fictional biographies of rogues are Floating Island (1673) and The Life and Death of Mother Shipton (1677).

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