Sir John Harington and the Book As Gift

Sir John Harington and the Book As Gift

by Jason Scott-Warren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199244456

ISBN-13: 9780199244454

Pub. Date: 10/18/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Sir John Harington (1560-1612) has long been recognized as one of the most colorful and engaging figures at the English Renaissance court. Godson of Queen Elizabeth, translator of Ariosto, and inventor of the water-closet, he was also a lively writer in a wide variety of modes, and an acute commentator on his times. Combining detailed readings and first-hand

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Sir John Harington (1560-1612) has long been recognized as one of the most colorful and engaging figures at the English Renaissance court. Godson of Queen Elizabeth, translator of Ariosto, and inventor of the water-closet, he was also a lively writer in a wide variety of modes, and an acute commentator on his times. Combining detailed readings and first-hand historical research, this study reconstructs the complex, often devious agenda that Harington wrote into his books as he customized them for specific individuals and occasions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199244454
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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