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Plots and counterplots

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This study relates literary and political plots in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, through the notion of sexual politics. From the restoration in 1660 to the rise of oligarchy in the 1720s, it traverses a wide range of authors and literary genres, including satire, tragedy, comedy, romance, georgic and the novel. Richard Braverman's study of literary and political plots looks at the ways in which the rhetoric of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century dynastic politics finds its formal expression in narrative evocations of the family romance. Its point of departure is the political conflict that led to the rupture between crown and parliament in the earlier seventeenth century, and the ensuing quest for a discourse that might bridge the division. Beginning with the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and ending with the rise of oligarchy in the 1720s, it traverses a wide literary territory, from royalist lyrics celebrating the Restoration, to Butler, Marvell, Etherege, Dryden, Congreve, Defoe and Thomson, amongst others. Covering an equally broad range of genres, including satire, tragedy, comedy, romance, georgic and the novel, Braverman's argument is focused by the notion of sexual politics, offering an idiom in which to address the larger framework of dynastic politics. NB No D/J

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Author(s):
Braverman, Richard
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.5cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521356202
ISBN-13:
9780521356206
Number of pages:
333
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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This study relates literary and political plots in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, through the notion of sexual politics. From the restoration in 1660 to the rise of oligarchy in the 1720s, it traverses a wide range of authors and literary genres, including satire, tragedy, comedy, romance, georgic and the novel. Richard Braverman's study of literary and political plots looks at the ways in which the rhetoric of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century dynastic politics finds its formal expression in narrative evocations of the family romance. Its point of departure is the political conflict that led to the rupture between crown and parliament in the earlier seventeenth century, and the ensuing quest for a discourse that might bridge the division. Beginning with the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and ending with the rise of oligarchy in the 1720s, it traverses a wide literary territory, from royalist lyrics celebrating the Restoration, to Butler, Marvell, Etherege, Dryden, Congreve, Defoe and Thomson, amongst others. Covering an equally broad range of genres, including satire, tragedy, comedy, romance, georgic and the novel, Braverman's argument is focused by the notion of sexual politics, offering an idiom in which to address the larger framework of dynastic politics. NB No D/J

Author(s):
Braverman, Richard
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.5cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521356202
ISBN-13:
9780521356206
Number of pages:
333
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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