A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature

John Wiley & Sons, 16 dec. 2013 - 480 pagina's
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A History of Seventeenth-Century Literature outlines significant developments in the English literary tradition between the years 1603 and 1690.

  • An energetic and provocative history of English literature from 1603-1690.
  • Part of the major Blackwell History of English Literature series.
  • Locates seventeenth-century English literature in its social and cultural contexts.
  • Considers the physical conditions of literary production and consumption.
  • Looks at the complex political, religious, cultural and social pressures on seventeenth-century writers.
  • Features close critical engagement with major authors and texts

Thomas Corns is a major international authority on Milton, the Caroline Court, and the political literature of the English Civil War and the Interregnum.

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List of Illustrations
From the Accession of James I to the Defenestration
March 1629 to April
The Making of the Caroline Court
Poetry andProseRomance NonFictional Prose
From Manuscript to Print Plays and Players
April 1640
May 1660

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Thomas N. Corns is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor. His publications include A Companion to Milton (ed., Blackwell Publishing, 2001) and, with Gordon Campbell, John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (2008). With Ann Hughes and David Loewenstein, he edited The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley (2009), and he recently edited The Milton Encyclopedia (2012). He is an Honoured Scholar of the Milton Society of America.

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