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Restoration Literature: An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics)

Restoration Literature: An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780199555192
ISBN 10: 199555192
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-08-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $19.95

This anthology brings together a stimulating and entertaining collection of works from the confident and creative period of 1660-1700. The literature of this time is by turns refined, poignant, and brash. Alongside major works such as Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel and Mac Flecknoe, printed in their entirety, is a substantial group of lyrics by Rochester, while Milton's Paradise Lost provides a running commentary on the Restoration scene. Scurrilous satires and pamphlets, diaries, theatrical prologues, translations and striking work by women poets and autobiographers illustrate the period in politics, religion, philosophy and in attitudes to town and country, love and friendship.