English Literary Criticism: 17th & 18th Centuries (Hardcover)

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Originally published in 1951, this volume covers the transition period between the years of Renaissance influence and the dawn of 19th Century Romanticism. The book analyses the theories and judgments of various critics and their bearing on literary appreciation. The opening chapter concentrates on the account of French doctrines of the 17th Century which is essential as the necessary background of English critical activities for the best part of two centuries. Later chapters discuss the main lines of the development and the more significant critics.

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J. W. H. Atkins was a Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Aberystwyth
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367763503
ISBN-10: 0367763508
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 19th, 2021
Pages: 394
Language: English