A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature

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Wiley, Dec 8, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 480 pages
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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Thomas N. Corns is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor. His recent publications include A Companion to Milton (ed., Blackwell Publishing, 2001) and The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I (ed., 1999). He is an Honoured Scholar of the Milton Society of America.

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