Title

Thomas Shadwell

Document Type

Encyclopedia Article

Publication Date

3-1-2015

Description

Book Summary

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the poetry, drama, fiction, and literary and cultural criticism produced from the Restoration of the English monarchy to the onset of the French Revolution
  • Comprises over 340 entries arranged in A-Z format across three fully indexed and cross-referenced volumes
  • Written by an international team of leading and emerging scholars
  • Features an impressive scope and range of subjects: from courtship and circulating libraries, to the works of Samuel Johnson and Sarah Scott
  • Includes coverage of both canonical and lesser-known authors, as well as entries addressing gender, sexuality, and other topics that have previously been underrepresented in traditional scholarship
  • Represents the most comprehensive resource available on this period, and an indispensable guide to the rich diversity of British writing that ushered in the modern literary era