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Poetry from 1660 to 1780: Civil War, Restoration, Revolution

Robert DeMaria, Jr. (Editor), Duncan Wu (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22982-7
192 pages
September 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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This concise collection of poetry from 1660-1789 offers readers authoritative texts of the central works of the age.

  • Provides readers with authoritative texts of key poems from 1660-1789.
  • Focuses on those works most widely taught at schools and universities.
  • Offers students an accessible digest of the poetry of the period.
  • Demonstrates the range of poetry written between the restoration of the monarchy and the beginnings of the Romantic movement.
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Introduction: Duncan Wu.

1. John Milton (1608-1674)..

2. John Dryden (1631-1700): Absalom and Achitophel..

3. John Wilmot, Earl Of Rochester (1647-1680).

4. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)..

5. Alexander Pope (1688-1744)..

6. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784).

7. Thomas Gray (1716-1771)..

8.William Collins (1721-1759)..

9. Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774).

Index of Titles And First Lines.
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Robert DeMaria Jr. is Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English at Vassar College.

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.

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  • Provides readers with authoritative texts of key poems from 1660-1789.

  • Focuses on those works most widely taught at schools and universities.

  • Offers students an accessible digest of the poetry of the period.

  • Demonstrates the range of poetry written between the restoration of the monarchy and the beginnings of the Romantic movement.
See More

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