Royalists and Royalism in 17th-Century Literature: Exploring Abraham Cowley, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Royalists and Royalism in 17th-Century Literature

Exploring Abraham Cowley, 1st Edition

By Philip Major


328 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Author of plays, love-lyrics, essays and, among other works, The Civil War, the Davideis and the Pindarique Odes, Abraham Cowley made a deep impression on seventeenth-century letters, attested by his extravagant funeral and his burial next to Chaucer and Spenser in Westminster Abbey. Ejected from Cambridge for his politics, he found refuge in royalist Oxford before seeing long service as secretary to Queen Henrietta Maria, and as a Crown agent, on the continent. In the mid-1650s he returned to England, was imprisoned and made an accommodation with the Cromwellian regime. This volume of essays provides the modern critical attention Cowley’s life and writings merit.

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About the Author

Philip Majoris the author of Writings of Exile in the English Revolution and Restoration (Routledge, 2013). He has edited collections of essays on the literature of seventeenth-century exile, Thomas Killigrew, John Denham, Clarendon,and (with Andrew Hopper) Thomas Fairfax. He has also written a number of articles and chapters on seventeenth-century literature.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

From Shakespeare to Jonson, Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture looks at both the literature and culture of the early modern period. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering literature alongside theatre, popular culture, race, gender, ecology, space, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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