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The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Margaret J. M. Ezell


This volume in the Oxford English Literary History series covering 1645–1714 removes the traditional literary period labels and boundaries used in earlier studies to categorize the literary culture of late seventeenth-century England, from the Interregnum, through the Commonwealth, the Restoration, and the first decades of the eighteenth century. It explores the continuities and literary innovations occurring as English readers and writers lived through turbulent, unprecedented events, including a King tried and executed by Parliament and another exiled, the creation of the national entity ‘Gr ... More

Keywords: Restoration, Interregnum, Commonwealth, authorship, readers, copyright, manuscript cultures, libertinism, satire, fiction, science

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198183112
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198183112.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret J. M. Ezell, author
Distinguished Professor of English and John and Sara Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

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1 Ending the War, Creating a Commonwealth, and Surviving the Interregnum, 1645–1658

2 The Return of the King, Restoration, and Innovation, 1659–1673

3 Reading and Writing for Profit and Delight, 1674–1684

4 The End of the Century, Scripting Transitions, 1685–1699

5 Writing the New Britain, 1700–1714