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From the Publisher"This volume is No. 7 in the Blackwell Companions to Literature andCulture series and it more than comes up to the standard of theprevious six. The whole volume is a formidable piece of work, notone to be read start to finish, but one for specialists to consultand study. Such consultation is made easier by the provision of agood index."
"This collection's 55 original essays offer general criticalintroductions to specific periods, topics, genres, and works inEnglish literature, roughly 1640s to 1790s. Indexing points toother major works and topics not treated separately. The essays onspecific works vary in scope and perspective: some address onlythemes, others cover critical reception; some keep great criticaldistance, others offer close readings. For most academiccollections, lower-division through faculty."
"A Companion to Literature from Milton to Blake, like itsrenaissance counterpart, is a bumper compendium of fifty-fiveessays on contexts, texts, periods and genres[...]There arenumerous helpful pieces..."
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