The English Civil Wars in the Literary Imagination

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $28.57
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 48%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $28.57   
  • New (2) from $53.22   
  • Used (2) from $28.57   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$53.22
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(826)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$53.23
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23166)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

The English civil wars loom large in seventeenth-century history and literature. This period, which culminated in the execution of a king, the dismantling of the Established Church, the inauguration of a commonwealth, and the assumption of rule by a lord protector, was one of profound change and disequilibrium. Focusing on writers as major as Milton, Marvell, Herrick, and Vaughan, and as misunderstood as Fane, Overton, and the poet Eliza, the fifteen essays in this collection discuss not only the representation of the civil wars but also the ways in which the civil wars were anticipated, refigured, and refracted in the century's literary imagination.

Although all of the essays are historically grounded and critically based, they vary widely in their historical perspectives and critical techniques, as well as in their scope and area of concentration. Six of the essays are on Royalist literary figures, six are on figures traditionally associated with the Parliamentarian side of the civil wars, two consider both, and the remaining essay examines how Royalist writers refashioned a puritan literary trope.

Unified through the contributors' concentration on "moderate" voices and their recurrent concerns with the ambiguities of literary response, The English Civil Wars in the Literary Imagination provides an important understanding of the English civil wars' manifold and sometimes indirect presence in the literature of the period.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826212207
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Pages: 279
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


About the Editors

Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth are both William E. Stirton Professors in the Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. They have coedited numerous works, including Literary Circles and Cultural Communities in Renaissance England and Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-Century English Literature.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Cavalier 9
"A Sad Intestine Warr": Mildmay Fane and the Poetry of Civil Strife 27
Herrick's Masque of Death 52
From Witty History to Typology: John Cleveland's "The Kings Disguise" 71
"Small Types of Great Ones": Richard Lovelace's Separate Peace 81
Resistance, Collaboration, and Silence: Henry Vaughan and Breconshire Royalism 102
"Is There No Temperate Region ...?": Coopers Hill and the Call for Moderation 119
The Garrisoned Muse: Women's Use of the Religious Lyric in the Civil War Period 130
Two Letters to Lord Fairfax: Winstanley and Marvell 144
"A Most Humane Foe": Colonel Robert Overton's War with the Muses 159
Paradox in Poetry and Politics: Katherine Philips in the Interregnum 174
"We Saw a New Created Day": Restoration Revisions of Civil War Apocalypse 186
"Ostentation Vain of Fleshly Arm": Milton's Revaluation of the Heroic Celebration of Military Virtue 202
Dismembering and Remembering: The English Civil War and Male Identity 220
The Phoenix and the Crocodile: Milton's Natural Law Debate with Hobbes Retired in the Tragic Forum of Samson Agonistes 242
Notes on the Contributors 271
Index of Works Cited 275
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)