Contributors of the essays include Richard Betts, "'To Dream of Kings': George Garrett's The Succession"; Nicholas Delbanco, "The Succession: A Novel of Elizabeth and James"; Joseph Dewey, "'A Golden Age for Fanta-sticks': Imagination, Faith, and Mistery in Entered from the Sun"; R. H. W. Dillard, "The Elizabethan Novels: Death of the Fox and The Succession"; Thomas Fleming, "The Historical Consciousness of George Garrett"; Reginald Gibbons, "George Garrett's Whole New World: The Succession"; Steven G. Kellman, "Who Killed Kit Marlowe? Who Wants to Know?"; Irving Malin, "Hermetic Fox-Hunting"; Joseph W. Reed, "Settling Marlowe's Hash"; W. R. Robinson, "Imagining the Individual: George Garrett's Death of the Fox"; David R. Slavitt, "A Twentieth Century Fox—in the Warner Brothers' Chicken Coop"; Monroe K. Spears, "George Garrett and the Historical Novel" and "A Trilogy Complete, A Past Recaptured"; Walter Sullivan, "Time Past and Time Present: Garrett's Entered from the Sun"; Richard Tillinghast, "The Fox, Gloriana, Kit Marlowe, and Sundry"; Tom Whalen, "Eavesdropping in the Dark: The Opening(s) of George Garrett's Entered from the Sun"; Allen Wier, "The Scars of Flesh and Spirit or How He Pictures It: George Garrett's Entered from the Sun."
Brendan Galvin ("Your Messenger of 1566") and Laurence Goldstein ("In Praise of Entered from the Sun") contribute poems to the volume.
Fred Chappell notes in the introduction that "the trilogy swarms me over: it is full to bursting with a history that seems to have more complexity than the actual life I am living and it has caused me to interpret in its terms events I witness firsthand and even participate in."<br>
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