Jenkins, Hugh, 1958-

Feigned commonwealths : the country-house poem and the fashioning of the ideal community / Hugh Jenkins. - Pittsburgh, Pa. : Duquesne University Press, c1998. - xi, 265 p. ; 24 cm. - Medieval & Renaissance literary studies . - Medieval and Renaissance literary studies .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-258) and index.

Acknowledgments -- "That he which can faine a common-wealth": fashioning the ideal community -- From common wealth to commonwealth: the alchemy of "to Penshurst" -- The cavalier country house -- Puritan revisions: Milton's Comus and Marvell's "Upon Appleton house" -- Petitions for absolute retreat: genre and gender in the country-house poems of Aemilia Lanyer and Ann Finch -- Building the colonial country house: Robinson Crusoe -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

0820702927 (acid-free paper)

Dwellings in literature.
State, The, in literature.
Social values in literature.
Community life in literature.
Aristocracy (Social class) in literature.
Literature and society--History.--Great Britain
Politics and literature--History--Great Britain--18th century.
Politics and literature--History--Great Britain--17th century.
English poetry--History and criticism.--18th century
English poetry--History and criticism.--Early modern, 1500-1700
Country homes in literature.

PR545.C68 / .J46 1998


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