Renaissance and Reformations: An Introduction to Early Modern English Literature / Edition 1

Renaissance and Reformations: An Introduction to Early Modern English Literature / Edition 1

by Michael Hattaway
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405100451

ISBN-13: 9781405100458

Pub. Date: 01/03/2008

Publisher: Wiley

This volume offers a description of early modern habits of writing and reading, of publication and stage performance, and of political and religious writing.

  • An introduction to early modern English literature for students and general readers.
  • Considers the ways in which early modern writers construct the past, recover and adapt classical

Overview

This volume offers a description of early modern habits of writing and reading, of publication and stage performance, and of political and religious writing.

  • An introduction to early modern English literature for students and general readers.
  • Considers the ways in which early modern writers construct the past, recover and adapt classical genres, write about people and places, and tackle religious and secular controversies.
  • Illustrated with a profusion of excerpts from early modern texts.
  • Writers represented include More, Erasmus, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton, as well as less well known authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405100458
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/03/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: New Worlds of Words.

1. Writing.

2. Reading, Publication, Performance.

3. Forms Ancient and Modern.

4. Defining the Past.

5. Designing the Present.

6. Fictive Persons and Places.

7. Godliness.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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