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Sonnet sequences and social distinction in Renaissance England / Christopher Warley.

  • Author

    Warley, Christopher

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

  • Subject

    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

    Renaissance England

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.