The Restoration and the Augustans: Critical Heritage Set

Hardback
This set comprises of separate volumes on: Earl of Rochester, John Dryden, William Congreve, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift. Routledge is pleased to publish the Collected edition of the Critical Heritage series. The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and reserchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 67 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.