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The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems
Author: Earl of Rochester - John Wilmot
ISBN 13: 9780300097139
ISBN 10: 300097131
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $32.00

John Wilmot, the notorious Earl of Rochester, was the darling of the polished, profligate court of Charles II. One of the finest poets of the Restoration, patron to important playwrights, model for countless witty young rakes in Restoration comedies, he lived a full but short life, dying in 1680 (with a dramatic deathbed renunciation of his atheism) at the age of thirty-three. This edition of Rochester's poetry, brilliantly annotated and introduced by David M. Vieth, has been a classic work for decades.

Author Biography: David M. Vieth was professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.