An Anthology of Seventeenth-century Fiction

An Anthology of Seventeenth-century Fiction

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Few readers today are aware of the vigorous prose experiments undertaken in the seventeenth century. This anthology presents a representative selection of that work, with examples from Aphra Benn, John Bunyan, William Congreve, Percy Herbert, and Thomas Dangerfield. Also included are Mary Wroth's feminist romance Urania and Margaret Cavendish's female utopia The Blazing World , in print here for the first time since their original more

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  • Paperback | 596 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192839551
  • 9780192839558

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Mary Wroth: Urania, Book One; Percy Herbert: from The Princess Cloria; Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World; Thomas Dangerfield: Don Tomazo; John Bunyan: from Mr Badman; William Congreve: Incognita; Aphra Behn: The Unfortunate Happy Ladyshow more

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"A very useful edition of some hard-to-obtain works, especially those of women."--John H. Wilson, Dakota Weslyan University"Invaluable in providing a background to prose fiction of the period and to introduce some women writers. I believe my students now will have a better understanding of the development of the novel."--Deanna Evans, Bemidji State Universityshow more

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