The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook

The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook

Author(s): Marshall Grossman

Published Online: 29 FEB 2012 09:35PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780631220909

Online ISBN: 9781444390094

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390094

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Texts and Contexts: An Overview

  2. Part 2: Topics in Seventeenth-Century Literature

  3. Part 3: Some Key Texts

  4. Part 4: Writers of the Seventeenth Century

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