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The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley: Two-Volume Set
     

The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley: Two-Volume Set

by Thomas N. Corns, Ann Hughes, David Loewenstein
 

This is the first edition of the complete works of Gerrard Winstanley (1609-76), the foremost radical social thinker and activist of the English Revolution. It is the only edition to observe the standards of modern scholarly editing. The editorial team combines the expertise of acclaimed prize-winning literary scholars and a leading historian of seventeenth-century

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This is the first edition of the complete works of Gerrard Winstanley (1609-76), the foremost radical social thinker and activist of the English Revolution. It is the only edition to observe the standards of modern scholarly editing. The editorial team combines the expertise of acclaimed prize-winning literary scholars and a leading historian of seventeenth-century England. It sets a new standard in the presentation of controversial prose of the period of the English Civil War. Its substantial introduction establishes Winstanley's distinctive contributions to political thought and radical religion and elucidates his literary achievements, while the annotation elucidates the wealth of his biblical allusion and his engagement with the politics of his day. This edition ensures Winstanley's standing as one of the most significant prose writers and radical thinkers of early modern England. All scholars and students of English literature, history, religion, and political thought will want to use this book.

Editorial Reviews

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"An unprecedented degree of accuracy, thoroughness, and editorial guidance...The edition's handling of textual and bibliographical matters is exemplary...Quite [a] remarkable editorial achievement. If there is an ironic tension between its painstaking scholarly commitment and Winstanley's rejection of humane learning, it is as much to the credit of the editors and Oxford University Press as it is to Winstanley." —Milton Quarterly

"A landmark in seventeenth-century studies...The two volumes will be of immediate value to those working on the Interregnum, Milton, and the longer trajectory of English radicalism. But they also offer those whose interests are less directly historical a powerful writer to consider in thinking about prophecy, religious rhetoric, and modes of literary influence and revision in the early modern period." —Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

"Underpinned as they are by formidable learning, these volumes will become the standard edition. The texts are clearly presented, uncluttered by editorial comment or annotation, but the whole is set carefully in context by the textual introduction, which scrupulously details textual variations and the editorial decisions made here. Each publication has extensive notes which helpfully elucidate the text." — Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199576067
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/19/2010
Pages:
1064
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.80(h) x 3.90(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Corns is Professor of English at Bangor University. His many publications include a seminal study of the political literature of the English Civil War and he is among the foremost Miltonists of his academic generation. With Gordon Campbell, he is the general editor of The Complete Works of John Milton (OUP, 2008 - ), and he is collaborating with David Loewenstein on the Paradise Lost volume.
Ann Hughes is Professor of Early Modern History at Keele University. She is a leading historian of the politics, religion and culture of mid-seventeenth century England with particular interests currently in religion, gender and print culture.
David Loewenstein is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published widely on early modern English literature, politics, and religion. He is editing Paradise Lost (in collaboration with Thomas Corns) for The Complete Works of John Milton. He is an Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America.

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