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English Literature in the Earlier Seventeenth Century. 1600-1660

by Douglas Bush

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London England: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1946. Hardback. Underlining in pen to some pages, otherwise very good. Foxing to end inside covers. Previous owners name to inside covers. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. This volume covers that period in English literature which of all periods has most attracted the interest of the twentieth century. While the minor authors are not neglected, the great poets and prose-writers - Jonson, Donne, Bacon, Browne, Hobbes, and Milton among them - receive extended treatment. Chapters on the background of the age and on its political, scientific, and religious thought show it as one in which the transition from the medieval to the modern world was accelerated. There are chronological tables; and a very full bibliography is at one a guide to seventeenth-century writings and to the latest research. Contents; The Background of the Age. Popular Literature and Translations. The Successors of Spenser: Song-Books and Miscellanies. Jonson, Donne, and Their Successors. The Literature of Travel. Essays and Characters. History and Biography. Political Thought. Science and Scientific Thought. Religion and Religious Thoughts. Heroic Verse. Milton. Conclusion. Chronological Tables. Bibliography. Index. 621 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) . Reprint. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback.


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