Restoration Bawdy

Edited by John Adlard

© 2003 – Routledge

144 pages

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Paperback: 9780415967273
pub: 2003-07-03
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About the Book

Sensual pleasure, gentle, violent or comic, is the theme of this anthology of seventeenth-century erotic writing. Restoration Bawdy brings vividly to life a 'masquerading age'. The book draws on high and low culture, and includes courtly poems and works by Rochester, Sedley and Etherege, as well as broadside ballads, doggerel from almanacs and songs from plays. A number of the pieces have only previously been available in research libraries. The result is a lively social panorama of Restoration England and a cheerfully amoral celebration of the pleasures of the flesh.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POE001000
POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
POE005020
POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh