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The later years of Elizabeth and the reign of James I were the age of Shakespeare, but the age also of Sidney, Spenser, and Donne, of fellow dramatists Marlowe, Jonson, and Webster, and of the prose writers Nashe, Bacon, and Burton. This book examines the social conditions that produced this uniquely dazzling array of talent, and relates them closely to the literature of the period. In this extensively revised new edition, Julia Briggs has included two new chapters which examine the role of women, the family, travelers and `outsiders' within the social and literary contexts of the period.

About the Author:
Julia Briggs is Professor of English and Women's Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780192892867
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publisher Imprint: Oup Oxford
  • Depth: 29
  • Height: 196 mm
  • No of Pages: 384
  • Series Title: Opus
  • Sub Title: Texts and Contexts, 1580-1625
  • Width: 130 mm
  • ISBN-10: 019289286X
  • Publisher Date: 04 Dec 1997
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 2 Rev ed
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 27 mm
  • Weight: 272 gr


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