Building on the strength of Keith Walker’s acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
(1984), leading scholar Nicholas Fisher presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the work of one the greatest Restoration wits.
- Includes the text of Lucina’s Rape, Rochester’s adaptation of Fletcher’s revenge tragedy Valentinian, in a text that readily identifies Rochester’s revisions
- Presents the poems in versions that were current during Rochester’s lifetime, allowing the reader to experience the poems as Rochester’s contemporaries did
- Incorporates insights and discoveries made over the last twenty-five years and texts of manuscripts that previously were unavailable for study
Keywords: 17th Century English Literature, Vallentinian, Valentinian, John Fletcher, Restoration, 17th Century Poetry, Harold Love, Long 18th Century