Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 August 2008

ISBN: 9780748625833

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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"