Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

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Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 through Literature Criticism Online assembles critical responses to the works of writers of all sorts — novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres — from every region of the world, from the Late Medieval period through the European Renaissance and Enlightenment and the age of colonial expansion.

The series currently covers more than 500 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on literary topics and individual works. Close to 95% of critical essays from the print series Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 series are reproduced in full in this online version, which combines multiple search and browse options with an engaging format that matches the look and feel of the print originals.

Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics. Students writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the period will find this a highly useful resource.