A History of Seventeenth-century Literature outlines significant developments in the English literary tradition between the years 1603 and 1690. * An energetic and provocative history of English literature from 1603-1690. * Part of the major Blackwell History of English Literature series. * Locates seventeenth-century English literature in its social and cultural contexts. * Considers the physical conditions of literary production and consumption. * Looks at the complex political, religious, cultural and social pressures on seventeenth-century writers. * Features close critical engagement with major authors and texts. * Thomas Corns is a major international authority on Milton, the Caroline Court, and the political literature of the English Civil War and the Interregnum.
Thomas N. Corns is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor. His recent publications include A Companion to Milton (ed., Blackwell Publishing, 2001) and The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I (ed., 1999). He is an Honoured Scholar of the Milton Society of America.