John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: The Poems and Lucina's Rape

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Building on the strength of Keith Walker s acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1984), leading scholar Nicholas Fisher presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the work of one the greatest Restoration wits. Includes the text of Lucina s Rape, Rochester s adaptation of Fletcher s revenge tragedy Valentinian, in a text that readily identifies Rochester s revisions Presents the poems in versions that were current during Rochester s lifetime, allowing the reader to experience the poems as Rochester s contemporaries did Incorporates insights and discoveries made over the last twenty-five years and texts of manuscripts that previously were unavailable for study