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The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry, 17th and 18th Centuries
  • Trim Size: 7 3/8 X 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816063281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6328-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 821
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 496

Summary

The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry: 17th and 18th Centuries is an encyclopedic guide to British poetry from 1600 to 1800. With more than 400 entries ranging in length from 300 to more than 2,500 words, this new and extensive resource covers some of the finest and most popular poetry in the English language. Appendixes include a general bibliography and a glossary of poetic terms.

Coverage includes:

  • Major poems, such as "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," "The Flea," Paradise Lost, and The Rape of the Lock
  • Poets, from the Puritan period up to the beginnings of the Romantic Age, including Aphra Behn, John Donne, John Dryden, Thomas Gray, George Herbert, Ben Jonson, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and Lady Mary Wroth
  • Important themes, topics, and movements, such as carpe diem, Cavalier poets, Metaphysical poets, Sons of Ben, and more.

Specifications

Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Virginia Brackett holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas and is an assistant professor of English at Park University. She has published 12 books, including award winners such as Elizabeth Cary: Writer of Conscience, Restless Genius: The Story of Virginia Woolf, and A Home in the Heart: The Story of Sandra Cisneros. She is also the coauthor of The Facts On File Companion to the British Novel.

Reviews and Awards

"...well written...the authors...do an excellent job of providing the essential information on a wide variety of topics...an excellent resource..."
American Reference Books Annual

"...a fine work. The large number of entries on individual poems will be especially welcomed by librarians…a valuable addition to high-school, public, and academic libraries."


Booklist

"...an excellent resource…a valuable contribution to 17th- and 18th-century literary studies…Highly recommended."


Choice

"...recommended for high school and college libraries..."
Library Journal

"A very useful reference..."


Richmond Public Schools, Library Media Services

"Editors' Choice Reference Sources, 2008"
- Booklist/RBB

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