A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature

A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature

Author(s): Thomas N. Corns

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631221692

Online ISBN: 9780470775790

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775790

About this Book

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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