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Restoration Literature An Anthology

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ISBN-10: 0199555192

ISBN-13: 9780199555192

Edition: N/A

Authors: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Paul Hammond

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When our great monarch into exile went,Wit and religion suffered banishment...At length the Muses stand restored againTo that great charge which Nature did ordain.In these lines Dryden represents the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 as the restoration, too, of literary culture. If wit had been banished along with the exiled Charles, his return marked a flowering of a rich variety of genres after the turbulent years of the civil war and republic. This anthology brings together a stimulating and entertaining collection of works from this confident and creative period - a literature which is by turns refined, poignant, and brash. Alongside major workssuch as Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel…    
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Elizabeth Gaskell was the daughter of a Unitarian clergyman, who was also a civil servant and journalist. Her mother died when she was young, and she was brought up by her aunt in Knutsford, a small village that was the prototype for Cranford, Hollingford and the setting for numerous other short stories. In 1832, she married William Gaskell, a Unitarian clergyman in Manchester. She participated in his ministry and collaborated with him to write the poem "Sketches Among the Poor" in 1837. "Our Society at Cranford" was the first two chapters of "Cranford" and it appeared in Dickens' Household Words in 1851. Dickens liked it so much that he pressed Gaskell for more episodes, and she produced…