Download PDF by Arthur F. Kinney: The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500–1600

By Arthur F. Kinney

this is often the 1st complete account of English Renaissance literature within the context of the tradition which formed it: the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the tumult of Catholic and Protestant alliances through the Reformation, the age of printing and of recent global discovery. during this century courtly literature less than Henry VIII strikes towards a brand new, extra own poetry of sentiment, narrative and romance. the improvement of English prose is visible within the writing of extra, Foxe and Hooker and within the evolution of satire and pop culture. Drama strikes from the church buildings to the industrial playhouses with the performs of Kyd, Marlowe and the early careers of Shakespeare and Jonson. The significant other tackles most of these topics in fourteen newly-commissioned essays, written by way of specialists for pupil readers. an in depth chronology of significant literary achievements concludes with an inventory of authors and their dates.

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