Journals Higher Education



27 August 2008

ISBN: 9780748625833

Bookseller Code (06)

Renaissance Literature

Siobhan Keenan

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Detailed readings of Spenser's The Faerie Queene , Milton's 'Lycidas', Sidney's Astrophil and Stella , Shakespeare's Sonnets, Venus and Adonis and Hamlet , Marlowe's Tamburlaine , Jonson's The Alchemist , Lanyer's 'The Description of Cookham', Bacon's Essays, Donne's sermons, Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller and Wroth's The Countess of Montgomery's Urania
  • A broad overview of Renaissance literature and the context in which it was produced
  • An accessible introduction to Renaissance literary criticism, including past and present debates about the Renaissance "canon"
  • A variety of study aids, including end-of-chapter summaries of key points, a glossary of literary and historical terms, a chronology, advice on essay writing, sample essay questions and plan