Bibliographic Details

Epistolary community in print, 1580-1664 / Diana G. Barnes, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Author / Creator Barnes, Diana G., author.
Imprint Farnham, Surry, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, [2013]
Description 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages) : facsimiles.
Language English
Series Material readings in early modern culture
Material readings in early modern culture.
Subject English letters -- History and criticism.
English prose literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Letter writing -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Letter writing -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
English letters.
English prose literature -- Early modern.
Letter writing.
Great Britain.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9781409445364
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-242) and index.
Summary "Focusing on six examples of printed letters from the period, in this study Diana Barnes develops a genealogy of epistolary discourse in early modern England. She considers how the examples-from the writings of Gabriel Harvey and Edmund Spencer, Angel Day, Michael Drayton, Jacques du Bosque and Margaret Cavendish-manipulate this generic tradition to articulate ideas of community under specific historical and political circumstances."--Provided by publisher.
Other form Print version: Barnes, Diana G. Epistolary community in print, 1580-1664. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2012] 9781409445357
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Members of the kingdom of letters
  • Angel Day's rhetoric for "any learner" in The English secretary
  • Feminine poetical letters: Michael Drayton's England's heroicall epistles
  • Letters of feminine friendship at the court of Henrietta Maria: Jacques du Bosque's The Secretary of ladies (1638)
  • Epistolary battles in the English Civil War: The Kings cabinet opened (1645)
  • Epistolary restoration: Margaret Cavendish's letters. Restoring epistolary decorum ; Exemplary sociability ; The civilities of epistolary philosophy
  • Conclusion: New republics of letters.