Category: 17th Century English Literature

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  • New World, Called The Blazing-World

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    The Blazing World is a fanciful depiction of a satirical, utopian kingdom in another world that can be reached via the North Pole. It is “the only known work of utopian fiction by a woman in the 17th century, as well as an example of what we now call ‘proto-science fiction’ — although it is…

  • Natural Philosophy: Divided into Thirteen Parts

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    Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623 – 1673) Margaret Lucas Cavendish was an English aristocrat, philosopher, poet, scientist, fiction-writer, and playwright during the 17th century. Born Margaret Lucas, she was the youngest sister of prominent royalists Sir John Lucas and Sir Charles Lucas, who owned the manor of St. John’s Abbey in Colchester. She…

  • Exilius or The Banish’d Roman

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    Exilius or The Banish’d Roman Published just after the death of Queen Anne in 1714, Exilius can be read as a pro-Stuart response to the succession crisis that followed Anne’s death. There is some suggestion that Curll sped up the release of the work so that he could capitalize on the market potential during the…

  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

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    The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722. It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. By 1721, Defoe had become a recognised novelist, with…

  • The Younger Brother

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    THE YOUNGER KING: A COMEDY By Aphra Behn First produced in 1679 RESTORATION DRAMA Aphra Behn, née Johnston (1640-1689) was a Restoration poet, novelist, playwright, feminist and spy, considered by many to be the first English professional female writer. Unappreciated for years, she is now rightly regarded as a highly talented, innovative and prolific author….

  • The Young King

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    THE YOUNGER KING: A TRAGEDY By Aphra Behn First produced in 1679 RESTORATION DRAMA Aphra Behn, née Johnston (1640-1689) was a Restoration poet, novelist, playwright, feminist and spy, considered by many to be the first English professional female writer. Unappreciated for years, she is now rightly regarded as a highly talented, innovative and prolific author….

  • The Widow Ranter

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    THE WIDOW RANTER: A COMEDY/TRAGEDY By Aphra Behn First produced in 1689 RESTORATION DRAMA The Widow Ranter was the last play written by Aphra Behn, England’s first professional female playwright. This play was probably written in 1688, but was first performed a few months after Behn’s death in 1689. It is the first surviving play…

  • The Town Fop

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    THE TOWN-FOP: A COMEDY By Aphra Behn First Produced in 1676 RESTORATION DRAMA The Town-Fop; or, Sir Timothy Tawdrey is materially founded upon George Wilkins’ popular play, The Miseries of Enforced Marriage, 1607 was produced at the Duke’s Theatre, Dorset Garden, in September, 1676. There is no record of its performance, and the actors’ names…

  • The Rover Part I

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    6 RONALD P. FRYE & COMPANY Publishers & Printers THE ROVER; OR, The Banish’d Cavaliers. Part I. A COMEDY As acted at the Duke’s Theatre, Dorset Gardens 1677 Written by Mrs. A. BEHN?????????????????????????????????????????? THE ROVER: A COMEDY Part I By Aphra Behn First Produced in 1677 RESTORATION DRAMA The Rover or The Banish’d Cavaliers is…

  • The Rover Part II

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    THE ROVER: A COMEDY PART II By Aphra Behn First Produced in 1681 RESTORATION DRAMA The Rover or The Banish’d Cavaliers is a play in two parts written; the first part premiering in 1677 to such great success that Behn wrote a sequel that was produced in 1681. An extraordinarily popular example of Restoration comedy,…