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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740 : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Steven N. Zwicker

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Steven N. Zwicker (Editor)

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Published: 17th August 1998
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This volume offers an account of English literary culture in one of its most volatile moments, when literature was enmeshed with the extremes of social, political and sexual experience. Newly-commissioned essays make use of current critical perspectives in order to offer new insight into the literature of Restoration and early eighteenth-century England in all its variety, from vitriolic satire to heroic verse. The volume's chronologies and select bibliographies will guide the reader through texts and events, while the fourteen essays commissioned for this Companion will allow us to read the period anew.

."..offers a concise and engaged treatment of the literary and historical contexts surrounding the topic in question." Virginia Quarterly Review ."..succeeds nicely. Graduate students working up a topic--and professors working up a lecture--will find this volume most useful, but it is recommended for all academic collections serving upper-division undergraduates and above." Choice

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
Chronologies
Contexts and Modes
England 1649-1750: differences contained?
Satire, lampoon, libel, slander
Gender, literature, and gendering literature in the Restoration
Theatrical culture I: politics and theatre
Theatrical culture II: theatre and music
Lyric forms
Classical texts: translations and transformations
Writers
'This Islands watchful Centinel': anti-Catholicism and proto-Whiggery
John Dryden
Earl of Rochester Ros Ballaster
The authorial ciphers of Aphra
Swift, Defoe, and narrative forms
Mary Astell and John Locke
Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and the literature of social comment
Index
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ISBN: 9780521564885
ISBN-10: 0521564883
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 17th August 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53