The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 (The New Cambridge History of English Literature)

The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 (The New Cambridge History of English Literature)

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Cambridge University Press, 2005-01-06
EAN 9780521781442, ISBN10: 0521781442

Hardcover, 964 pages, 23 x 22.8 x 15.4 cm

The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 offers readers discussions of the entire range of literary expression from the Restoration to the end of the eighteenth century. In essays by thirty distinguished scholars, recent historical perspectives and new critical approaches and methods are brought to bear on the classic authors and texts of the period. Forgotten or neglected authors and themes as well as new and emerging genres within the expanding market place for printed matter during the eighteenth century receive special attention and emphasis. The volume's guiding purpose is to examine the social and historical circumstances within which literary production and imaginative writing take place in the period and to evaluate the enduring verbal complexity and cultural insights they articulate so powerfully.

'The volume is reliable and stimulating. It will have a long life as a work of reference, and is an excellent indication of the current state of the subject.' Forum for Modern Language Studies