Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 August 2012

256 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719087622

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Historical literatures

Writing about the past in England, 1660-1740

Noelle Gallagher

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Now available in paperback
  • Recovers a vibrant, complex literary culture that included some of the most well-known works and writers in the Restoration and early eighteenth century: Defoe, Dryden, Manley, Swift, Marvell
  • Mixes the analysis of canonical texts with the recovery of unfamiliar and lesser-known works, and examines both poetic and prose texts
  • Written in a style accessible to students as well as academic readers
  • Redefines the historiography of 1660DS1740 in terms that make it of interest to literary critics as well as historians