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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century: Volume 2

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century: Volume 2 (Paperback)

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For the third edition of this volume a considerable number of changes have been made. Excerpts from Thomas Hoby's enormously influential translation of Castiglione's Book of the Courtier are included for the first time. Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke is now represented in the bound book anthology-and selections from Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia are now included as well. The range of selections from Elizabeth I's poems, letters, and speeches has been broadened considerably, as have been done with Spenser's Fairie Queene; Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis has been added; there are now more poems by Lady Mary Wroth and George Herbert; and Anne Locke is now represented in the Sonnets section. Bacon's Essay "On Revenge" has been added-as has Thomas Kyd's influential play of revenge, The Spanish Tragedy. Margaret Cavendish, previously included in volume 3 of the full anthology, will now also be included in this volume; we have added a number of her poems, with an emphasis on those with scientific themes. Several additions have been mad to existing Contexts sections, and an all-new Contexts section, "Ranters, Levellers, and Diggers," has been added.

There are many additions the website component as well-including Thomas Deloney's Jack of Newbury (also being published as a stand-alone BABL edition), and excerpts from Thomas Dekker's plague pamphlets.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: general Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd Publication Date: 14/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9781554812905  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Of the ten general editors, Joseph Black and Anne Lake Prescott have focused on volume 2 particularly; they are professors at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and at Barnard College, respectively. Our Editorial Team: Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts Leonard Conolly, Trent University Kate Flint, University of Southern California Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee Jerome McGann, University of Virginia Anne Prescott, Barnard College Barry Qualls, Rutgers University Claire Waters, University of Virginia

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