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The Literature of the English Renaissance 1485 - 1660
The Literature of the English Renaissance 1485 - 1660 Author:Hardin Craig The transition in England from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance started with the revival of learning in the late 15th century. It was a period which began with Sir Thomas More's Utopia, reached its artistic heights during the reign of Elizabeth with the masterpieces of Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson, and ended with the work of the ... more »two Puritan poets, Milton and Marvell.
This book presents not only the life and work of the great literary figures, but also discusses the less well-known writers, the important religious and secular events, and the chroniclers, scientists, and historians of the time. It is a fascinating and comprehensive account of the great flowering of intellectual achievement which marks this most dramatic and exciting period in English literary history. An independent work in itself, it also constitutes the second volume of the five-part series, A History of English Literature.« less