Sidney to Milton, 1580-1660

  • Marion¬†Wynne-Davies

Part of the Transitions book series (TRANSs)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  3. Marion Wynne-Davies
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  4. Marion Wynne-Davies
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  5. Marion Wynne-Davies
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  6. Marion Wynne-Davies
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 186-211

About this book


This invaluable guide offers readers an accessible and imaginative approach to the literature of early modern Britain. Exploring the poetry, drama and prose of the period, Marion Wynne-Davies combines theory and practice, providing a helpful introduction to key theoretical concepts and close readings of individual texts by both canonical and less well-known authors. Amongst other things, Wynne-Davies discusses sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry in its political and cultural contexts, considers Renaissance drama in terms of performance space, and uses the early modern map to explain the prose works of writers such as Bunyan and Cavendish.


access bibliography Britain concept drama English literature event Great Britain individual John Milton literature pilgrim poetry Renaissance space

Authors and affiliations

  • Marion¬†Wynne-Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DundeeUK

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