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Seventeenth Century Poetry : An Annotated Anthology - Robert Cummings

Seventeenth Century Poetry

An Annotated Anthology

By: Robert Cummings (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th April 2000
ISBN: 9780631210665
Number Of Pages: 620

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Robert Cummings's important new anthology offers in-depth annotation to a chronologically arranged selection from more than 50 poets writing between 1600 and 1700. The so-called canonical poets are generously represented (all of Milton's Comus, all of Marvell's Upon Appleton House, all of Denham's Coopers Hill) and sometimes with a novel emphasis on what are often taken as unanthologizable (non-lyric) kinds (more of Donne's epistolary and funerary poetry, selections from Drayton's Poly-Olbion, more of Waller). But the volume is notably catholic, including writers rarely anthologized (Wentworth Dillon) or only recently brought to critical notice (Mary Wroth, Anne Wharton) or discovered (Martha Moulsworth). It runs from anonymous ballads on the one hand to selections on the other out of the great translators (from Chapman and Sylvester to Dryden). The texts are freshly edited from contemporary sources, with more important variants recorded. The spelling has been modernized. The annotation is much fuller than is customary in anthologies - it makes explicit the literary and other historical contexts of the poems printed in the volume. Bibliographical and other aids make this an invaluable volume for students engaging with the poetry of the period, whether for the first time or at a more advanced level of appreciation and acquaintance.

Index of Topics.

Alphabetical List of Authors.



Goerg Chapman (1559-1634).

Michael Drayton (1563-1631).

Thomas Campion (1567-1620).

Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645).

John Donne (1572-1631).

Be3n Jonson (1572-1637).

Martha Moulsworth (1578-1646).

Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1583-1648).

William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585-1649).

Lady Mry Wroth (1587-c.1653).

Robert Herrick (1591-1674).

Henry King (1592-1669).

Francis Quarles (1592-1633).

Thomas Carew (1595-1640).

Owen Felltham (1602-1668).

Thomas Randolph (1605-1654).

Edmund Waller (1606-1687).

Sir Richard Fanshawe (1608-1666).

John Milton (1608-1674).

Sir John Suckling (1609-1642).

Richard Crawshaw (1612-1649).

Samuel Butler (1613-1680).

John Cleveland (1613-1658).

Sir John Denham (1615-1669).

Richard Lovelace (1618-1658).

Abraham Cowley (1618-1667).

Lucy Hutchinson (1620-1681).

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678).

Henry Vaughan (1622-1695).

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastel (1624-1674).

Charles Cotton (1630-1687).

John Dryden (1631-1700).

Katherine Philips (1632-1664).

Thomas Traherne (1637-1674).

Aphra Behn (1640-1689).

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1674-1680).

John Oldham (1653-1683).

Anne Wharton (1659-1685).

Index of Authors Cited.

Index of Titles and First Lines.

ISBN: 9780631210665
ISBN-10: 0631210660
Series: Blackwell Annotated Anthologies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 7th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 17.7  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Number: 1