Renaissance and Reformations: An Introduction to Early Modern English Literature

Renaissance and Reformations: An Introduction to Early Modern English Literature

Author(s): Michael Hattaway

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405100441

Online ISBN: 9780470776131

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776131

About this Book

This volume offers a description of early modern habits of writing and reading, of publication and stage performance, and of political and religious writing.

  • An introduction to early modern English literature for students and general readers.
  • Considers the ways in which early modern writers construct the past, recover and adapt classical genres, write about people and places, and tackle religious and secular controversies.
  • Illustrated with a profusion of excerpts from early modern texts.
  • Writers represented include More, Erasmus, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton, as well as less well known authors.

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