John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: The Poems and Lucina's Rape
March 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Building on the strength of Keith Walker’s acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1984), leading scholar Nicholas Fisher presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the work of one the greatest Restoration wits
- Includes the text of Lucina’s Rape, Rochester’s adaptation of Fletcher’s revenge tragedy Valentinian, in a text that readily identifies Rochester’s revisions
- Presents the poems in versions that were current during Rochester’s lifetime, allowing the reader to experience the poems as Rochester’s contemporaries did
- Incorporates insights and discoveries made over the last twenty-five years and texts of manuscripts that previously were unavailable for study