English Literature and Backgrounds, 1660-1700

English Literature and Backgrounds, 1660-1700

by Taylor and Francis

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A set of bibliographic essays ranging in length from a paragraph to 150 pages. The works cited are sometimes listed quickly (with bibliographic data), but many are described, evaluated, and compared. Most of the voluminous work is devoted to primary and secondary bibliographies of period authors, along with secondary bibliographies of a few other figures (e.g. Nell Gwyn, Mary II). Dates of composition, first publications, and recent editions are thoroughly covered. Sections also cover modern works on "general" topics (among them: printing, the various genres, collections, journals), "specific" topics (subjects, ideas, themes, approaches, influences, women, readership) and backgrounds for related fields such as the arts, social sciences, religion, education, etc. The cross-referencing is not abundant or precise, but the indexes are detailed. The overall design, and especially the choice of typestyle, is unfortunate. The lack of well differentiated headings makes finding (indeed staying in) a topic difficult, and the italic of titles is not easily discernible. However, an impressive achievement and a valuable reference both for specialists in any aspect of the period and for general scholars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Garland Reference Library of the Humanities Series
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