Literature and Dissent in Milton's England
The England of John Milton's great poems was the England of Dissenters, those who refused to join the state church after the return of monarchy in 1660, seen as dangerous outcasts and rebels. Sharon Achinstein's book shows how a literary tradition of dissent was produced by those who suffered political defeat and religious exclusion in Restoration England, bringing to view a range of writing that has been largely, and unjustly, neglected. This important study will be of interest to Milton scholars and seventeenth-century literary and religious historians.
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