The Puritan Family A Social Study from the Literary Sources
Originally published in 1969, this study examines the religious and ethical community which had an immense influence on the spiritual development of the Anglo-American world – the family in Puritan England. The book makes extensive reference to the outstanding literary works of the period and to the Puritan ‘conduct-books’, thus illustrating the Puritan way of thinking and attitude to life and showing the relationship between the development of literary taste and the social class system.
1. Marriage Under Puritanism 2. Parents and Children Under Puritanism 3. Masters and Servants 4. The Image of the Puritan Family in Literature 5. The Convergence of Aristocratic Bourgeois Culture 6. The Family as a Literary Public 7. Conclusion