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 figuresOffers an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the timeDescribes the continuities as well as the radical changes in this century of civil war and reformationCombines a central narrative account of "texts and contexts" with a selection of brief essays on key texts and topicsIncludes 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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