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Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns


This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in radically shifting circumstances and conditions of extreme adversity, and examines the ways in which old forms developed and new forms emerged to articulate new ideologies and to respond to triumphs and disasters. Included in the book's discussion of a wide range of authors and texts are examinations of the Cavalier love poetry of Herrick and Lovelace, Herrick's religious verse, the polemical strategies ... More

Keywords: English Civil War, literary culture, Herrick, Lovelace, Eikon Basilike, Cowley, Marvell, Lilburne, Winstanley, the ranters, English political life, Milton, Rochester, Bunyan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198128830
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas N. Corns, author
University of Wales, Bangor
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