Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Sonnets, English History and criticism
English poetry Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism
Literature and society England History 16th century
Literature and society England History 17th century
Social classes in literature
Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary, etc: Discussion of the popularity of sonnet sequences in Renaissance England and the suggestion that sonneteers created a vocabulary to describe, and to invent, new forms of social distinction before an explicit language of social class existed.