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The Renaissance
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  • Authored by: Patrick Lee-Browne
  • From the Series: Backgrounds to English Literature
  • Trim Size: 7 x 10
  • ISBN-10: 0816051267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5126-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2002
  • Dewey Number: 820.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 96


The English Renaissance celebrated human potential and achievement. This volume chronicles the Protestant Reformation, scientific discoveries, and the political events of the period and highlights the burst of creativity in drama and poetry, particularly the contributions of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, Donne, Sidney, and Spenser.


Full-color illustrations. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Chronology. Index.

About the Author(s)

Patrick Lee-Browne is head of English department at Clifton College, Bristol and has been Senior Examiner for A-level exams since 1998.

Reviews and Awards

"...[a] solid overview..."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"Sparkling examples and crisp presentation will leave readers wanting more...will go far to enrich and embellish an instructor's teaching notes, and lovers of literature will be tickled by sidelights of interest...Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"...readable, historical information...cross-referencing is excellent..."
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