English Literature and Backgrounds 1660 - 1700 A Selective Critical Guide Volumes I & II.
Duggan, Margaret M.

New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1990. F xxv + 1160 pages; two volumes paginated successively; (from the author's Preface): "...meant to be informative and useful. It provides the student, researcher and interested reader with information about English literature and literary backgrounds of the last forty years of the seventeenth century. Like (James L.) Clifford's booklets, this work also indicates for the reader something of the amplitude of scholarly or critical attention to a given subject and sometimes the complete lack of such attention. In addition, it provides and overview of the development of Restoration studies from the time when scholarly and critical studies left off at 1660 and resumed with 1700 until the present and evidence of the recent substantial growth of Restoration studies in non-English-speaking as well as in English-speaking countries..."; bibliography, information on printing and publishing, festschriften and collections, surveys, poetry, satire, drama, criticism, prose fiction, nonfiction, prose style, journals and periodicals, translation; literary themes & ideas, with definitions and characteristics, sections on political & historical, religious, science themes and more; useful alphabetical list of authors; and separate indexes of authors and subjects at back; printed on good acid-free 250--year-life paper; approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" size; bound in sturdy green polished buckram cloth; gilt cover and spine titles; very clean, very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24229)


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