The Works of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

Hardcover | March 1, 1999

byJohn Wilmot, Earl of RochesterEditorHarold Love

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John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester (1647-80), was a leading member of the group of `court wits' surrounding Charles II. One of the wittiest and most sexually explicit poets in English, his poems circulated principally in manuscript, which makes the tracing of their transmissional history apeculiarly difficult task. In this long-awaited edition, Harold Love, one of the leading scholars of seventeenth-century manuscript circulation, presents a scholarly text based on detailed examination of the manuscripts, with full textual and explanatory notes. It will be an important contributionto the study of manuscript publication as well as a vital resource for all students of Rochester.

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John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester (1647-80), was a leading member of the group of `court wits' surrounding Charles II. One of the wittiest and most sexually explicit poets in English, his poems circulated principally in manuscript, which makes the tracing of their transmissional history apeculiarly difficult task. In this long-awai...

Harold Love is at Monash University, Victoria.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198183674

ISBN - 13:9780198183679

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AbbreviationsIntroductionTHE TEXTS:Poems probably by Rochester---Love dialogues---Love elegies etc.Disputed WorksAppendix Roffensis---Poems---Sodom and GomorrahCRITICAL APPARATUS:List of sourcesExplanatory notesTextual IntroductionTransmissional historiesAppendices by John Burrow---A computational approach to the canon---Results of computational analysisIndex of titlesIndex of first lines

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`Now he has received the accolade of a full-dress edition from Oxford University Press ... excellent explanatory notes - straight-faced - but not strait-laced ... this is an important book'Jim McCue