- An energetic and provocative history of English literature from 1603-1690.
- Part of the major Blackwell History of English Literature series.
- Locates seventeenth-century English literature in its social and cultural contexts.
- Considers the physical conditions of literary production and consumption.
- Looks at the complex political, religious, cultural and social pressures on seventeenth-century writers.
- Features close critical engagement with major authors and texts
Thomas Corns is a major international authority on Milton, the Caroline Court, and the political literature of the English Civil War and the Interregnum.
Keywords: 17th Century English Literature