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Hudibras

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Not by Samuel Butler, the novelist, but a 17th. century poet.

Remembered chiefly for this work, which is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was begun, according to the title page, during the civil war and published in three parts in the 1660's. Published only four years after Charles II had been restored to the throne and the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell being completely over, the poem found an appreciative audience. The satire is not balanced as Butler was fiercely royalist and only the parliamentarian side are singled out for ridicule. Butler also uses the work to parody some of the dreadful poetry of the time. (Thanks Wikipedia.)

This is an 1887 edition, edited with notes and a preface, by Zachary Grey.

A very good reading copy, with frequent light marks and some pencil marks. Binding beginning to weaken, but as yet no loose pages. Complete and all legible.

Item details

Author(s):
Butler, Samuel
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
13 x 18 cm.
Edition:
1887 re-issue
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Frederick Warne
Title:
Hudibras

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About this item

Not by Samuel Butler, the novelist, but a 17th. century poet.

Remembered chiefly for this work, which is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was begun, according to the title page, during the civil war and published in three parts in the 1660's. Published only four years after Charles II had been restored to the throne and the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell being completely over, the poem found an appreciative audience. The satire is not balanced as Butler was fiercely royalist and only the parliamentarian side are singled out for ridicule. Butler also uses the work to parody some of the dreadful poetry of the time. (Thanks Wikipedia.)

This is an 1887 edition, edited with notes and a preface, by Zachary Grey.

A very good reading copy, with frequent light marks and some pencil marks. Binding beginning to weaken, but as yet no loose pages. Complete and all legible.

Author(s):
Butler, Samuel
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
13 x 18 cm.
Edition:
1887 re-issue
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Frederick Warne
Title:
Hudibras

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