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From the Publisher"This volume is No. 7 in the Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture series and it more than comes up to the standard of the previous six. The whole volume is a formidable piece of work, not one to be read start to finish, but one for specialists to consult and study. Such consultation is made easier by the provision of a good index."
"This collection's 55 original essays offer general critical introductions to specific periods, topics, genres, and works in English literature, roughly 1640s to 1790s. Indexing points to other major works and topics not treated separately. The essays on specific works vary in scope and perspective: some address only themes, others cover critical reception; some keep great critical distance, others offer close readings. For most academic collections, lower-division through faculty."
"A Companion to Literature from Milton to Blake, like its renaissance counterpart, is a bumper compendium of fifty-five essays on contexts, texts, periods and genres[...]There are numerous helpful pieces..."
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