Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740 / Edition 1

Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740 / Edition 1

by Steven N. Zwicker
ISBN-10:
0521564883
ISBN-13:
2900521564884
Pub. Date:
11/28/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740 / Edition 1

This volume offers an account of English literary culture in one of its most volatile moments, when literature was enmeshed with the extremes of social, political and sexual experience. Newly-commissioned essays make use of current critical perspectives in order to offer new insight into the literature of Restoration and early eighteenth-century England in all its variety, from vitriolic satire to heroic verse. The chronologies and guides to further reading combine to make the period even more accessible to students, scholars and general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900521564884
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; Chronologies; Part I. Contexts and Modes: 1. England 1649-1750: differences contained? John Spurr; 2. Satire, lampoon, libel, slander Michael Seidel; 3. Gender, literature, and gendering literature in the Restoration Margaret A. Doody; 4. Theatrical culture I: politics and theatre Jessica Munns; 5. Theatrical culture II: theatre and music James A. Winn; 6. Lyric forms Joshua Scodel; 7. Classical texts: translations and transformations Paul Hammond; Part II. Writers: 8. 'This Islands watchful Centinel': anti-Catholicism and proto-Whiggery in Milton and Marvell Cedric C. Brown; 9. John Dryden Steven N. Zwicker; 10. John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Ros Ballaster; 11. The authorial ciphers of Aphra Behn Margaret Ferguson; 12. Swift, Defoe, and narrative forms John Mullan; 13. Mary Astell and John Locke Patricia Springborg; 14. Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and the literature of social comment Donna Landry; Index.

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