A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature, Paperback / softback Book

A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature Paperback / softback

Part of the Blackwell History of Literature series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9781118652527

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