The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook is an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English literature in the seventeenth century. It provides a one-stop resource for literature students, with the essential information and guidance needed at the beginning of a course through to the development of more advanced kwledge and skills. It includes: - introductions to authors, texts and contexts- guides to key critics, concepts and topics- an overview of major critical approaches, changes in the can and directions of current and future research - case studies in reading literary and critical texts- an antated bibliography (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms. Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for students beginning their study of seventeenth-century literature.
Robert C. Evans is Professor of English at Auburn University Montgomery, USA. He is the author or editor of approximately twenty books (more than half on the seventeenth century) and has won a number of teaching awards. Eric J. Sterling is Distinguished Research Professor at Auburn University Montgomery, USA. He has won several national awards for teaching, scholarship and pedagogy.