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  1. Writing, Geometry and Space in Seventeenth-Century England and America

    Circles in the Sand

    By Jess Edwards

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    The early modern map has come to mark the threshold of modernity, cutting through the layered customs of Medieval parochialism with its clean, expansive geometries. Re-thinking the role played by mathematics and cartography in the English seventeenth century, this book argues that the cultural...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe

    Edited by Gerd Bayer, Ebbe Klitgard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection analyzes how narrative technique developed from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the 18th century. Taking Chaucer’s influential Middle English works as the starting point, the original essays in this volume explore diverse aspects of the formation of early modern prose...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

    Political Writer

    By Alan Downie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift’s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift’s politics and its application in the...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Dryden's Poetic Kingdoms (Routledge Revivals)

    By Alan Roper

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Dr. Roper describes the mode of many of Dryden’s original poems by redefining the royalism that provides the matter of some works and the metaphoric vocabulary of others. Dryden’s royalism is seen both as an identifiable political attitude and a way of apprehending public life that again and again...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Massinger

    Edited by Dr Martin Garrett, Martin Garrett

    Martin Garrett's comprehensive collection presents and explains the history of the critical reception to Massinger's work from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth century. The volume includes extensive selections from the writings of Pepys, Goldsmith, Coleridge, Hazlitt, Lamb and Swinburne...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. John Donne: The Critical Heritage

    Volume II

    By A.J. Smith

    Contains writings about John Donne from 1873 to 1923, including Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and many others. Together these works present a record of how, from the nineteenth...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Milton (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Ideology and Form

    By Christopher Kendrick

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this title critiques the canonical view of Milton as an isolated Great Man, and reassesses the impact of the Puritan Revolution on two of his major works: the Areopagitica and Paradise Lost. The study focuses on the emergence of a discreet ethical framework of thought...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Earl of Rochester

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by David Farley-Hills

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)

    British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834

    By Moira Ferguson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A George Herbert Companion (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert H. Ray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1995, this title provides the reader with a compendium of useful information for any reader of George Herbert to have at hand. It includes key biographical information, situates the poetry in its historical and cultural context, and, where appropriate, explains theological...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge