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Restoration Bawdy

Edited by John Adlard

Routledge – 2003 – 144 pages

Series: Fyfield Books

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    978-0-415-96727-3
    July 2nd 2003

Description

Sensual pleasure, gentle, violent or comic, is the theme of this anthology of seventeenth-century erotic writing. Restoration Bawdy brings vividly to life a 'masquerading age'. The book draws on high and low culture, and includes courtly poems and works by Rochester, Sedley and Etherege, as well as broadside ballads, doggerel from almanacs and songs from plays. A number of the pieces have only previously been available in research libraries. The result is a lively social panorama of Restoration England and a cheerfully amoral celebration of the pleasures of the flesh.

Name: Restoration Bawdy (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by John Adlard. Sensual pleasure, gentle, violent or comic, is the theme of this anthology of seventeenth-century erotic writing. Restoration Bawdy brings vividly to life a 'masquerading age'. The book draws on high and low culture, and includes...
Categories: Literature Primary Texts & Anthologies, British Literature, Literature, 17th Century Literature