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272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198836476

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Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England

Erin A. McCarthy

  • A study of the print publication of early modern English poetry books that reveals printed single-author poetry collections to be rich sources of evidence for histories of literature, reading, and the book
  • Emphasizes the critical and editorial agency of early modern publishers
  • Offers a revisionist literary history that treats canonical and non-canonical works, including those written for and by women
  • Crosses traditional period boundaries to show continuity between the Renaissance and Restoration
  • Attends to evidence from manuscripts and printed books