The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

by Margaret J. M. Ezell

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ISBN-13: 9780198183112
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Margaret J. M. Ezell, Distinguished Professor of English and John and Sara Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

Margaret J. M. Ezell is a Distinguished Professor of English and the John and Sara Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. She received her degrees from Wellesley College and Cambridge University.

Table of Contents

PART I
1. 1645: The War and the Commonwealth
1.1. Laws Regulating Publication, Speech, and Performance, 1645-1658
1.2. Humphrey Moseley and London Literary Publishing: Making the Book, Image and Word
1.3. Hearing, Speaking, Writing: Religious Discourse from the Pulpit, among the Congregations, and the Prophets
1.4. Sociable Texts: Manuscript Circulation, Writers, and Readers in Britain and Abroad
1.5. Life Writing and Domestic Papers
PART II
2. 1659-1660: The Return of the King
2.1. Laws Regulating Publication, Speech, and Performance, 1660-1673
2.2. Renovating the Stage: Companies, Actresses, Repertoire, Theatre Innovations, and the Touring Companies
2.3. Enacting Libertinism: Court Performance and Literary Culture
2.4. Creating Science: The Royal Society and the New Literatures of Science
2.5. 'Adventurous Song': Samuel Butler, Abraham Cowley, Katherine Philips, John Milton, and 1660s Verse
PART III
3. 1674-1675: For Profit and Delight
3.1. Laws Regulating Publication, Speech, and Performance
3.2. Poets and the Politics of Patronage and Literary Criticism
3.3. Theatrical Entertainments Outside the London Commercial Playhouses: Smock Alley, Travelling Companies, Strollers, School Plays, and Private Performances
3.4. Fictions: The Pilgrim's Progress, the New 'Novels', and Love and Erotica
3.5. Foreign Parts: English Readers and Foreign Lands and Cultures
PART IV
4. 1685-1686 Transitions
4.1. Laws Regulating Publication, Speech, and Performance
4.2. Heard in the Street: Broadside Ballads
4.3. Seen on Stage: English Operas, the Female Wits, and the 'Reformed' Stage
4.4. Debates between the Sexes: Satires, Advice, and Polemics
PART V
5. 1700: Forming the New Britain
5.1. Laws Regulating Publication, Preaching, and Performance
5.2. Kit-Cats and Scriblerians: Clubs, Wits, The Tatler, The Spectator, and The Memoirs of Martin Scriblerus
5.3. Booksellers and the Book Trade: John Dunton, Edmund Curll, Grub Street, and the Rise of Bernard Lintot
5.4. 'The Great Business of Poetry': Poets, Pastoral, and Politics
Appendix: Companion Volume: Table of Contents
For Further Reading
Works Cited
Index

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