By Thomas N. Corns
- An lively and provocative historical past of English literature from 1603-1690.
- Part of the most important Blackwell historical past of English Literature series.
- Locates seventeenth-century English literature in its social and cultural contexts.
- Considers the actual stipulations of literary creation and consumption.
- Looks on the complicated political, spiritual, cultural and social pressures on seventeenth-century writers.
- Features shut severe engagement with significant authors and texts
Thomas Corns is an important overseas authority on Milton, the Caroline court docket, and the political literature of the English Civil conflict and the Interregnum.
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