The Seventeenth - Century Literature Handbook (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 392 pages
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The Seventeenth Century Handbook provides the undergraduate with a succinct account of the century’s events, along with an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time.
  • Provides a coherent narrative of the entire century of literary history as well as an easy-to-use guide to the principal literary works and figures
  • Offers an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time
  • Describes the continuities as well as the radical changes in this century of civil war and reformation
  • Combines a central narrative account of “texts and contexts” with a selection of brief essays on key texts and topics
  • Includes an alphabetical selection of capsule descriptions of important writers
  

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Marshall Grossman is Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He is the author of The Story of All Things: Writing the Self in English Renaissance Narrative Poetry (1998) and 'Authors to Themselves': Milton and the Revelation of History (1987); he is editor of two collections of essays, Reading Renaissance Ethics (2007) and Aemilia Lanyer: Gender, Genre, and the Canon (1998). He is currently completing a book on Milton and rational religion.

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