Companion to British Poetry 17th and 18th Centuries by Virginia Roberts-Brackett


Companion to British Poetry 17th and 18th Centuries by Virginia Roberts-Brackett

The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry: 17th and 18th Centuries is an encyclopedic guide to British poetry from 1600 to 1800. With more than 400 entries ranging in length from 300 to more than 2,500 words, this new and extensive resource covers some of the finest and most popular poetry in the English language. Appendixes include a general bibliography and a glossary of poetic terms. Coverage includes: major poems, such as Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard , The Flea , Paradise Lost , and The Rape of the Lock ; poets, from the Puritan period up to the beginnings of the Romantic Age, including Aphra Behn, John Donne, John Dryden, Thomas Gray, George Herbert, Ben Jonson, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and Lady Mary Worth; and, important themes, topics, and movements, such as carpe diem, Cavalier poets, Metaphysical poets, Sons of Ben, and more.


.,. accessible, interesting, and informative...Recommended for high-school and academic libraries.

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496 pages


Virginia Roberts-Brackett
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30th April 2008



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