The Complete Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

The Complete Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

Author: John Wilmot Earl of Rochester

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300097139

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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John Wilmot, the notorious Earl of Rochester, was the darling of the polished, profligate court of Charles II. One of the finest poets of the Restoration, patron to important playwrights, model for countless witty young rakes in Restoration comedies, he lived a full but short life, dying in 1680 (with a dramatic deathbed renunciation of his atheism) at the age of thirty-three. This edition of Rochester's poetry, brilliantly annotated and introduced by David M. Vieth, has been a classic work for decades. Rochester had many admirers: Graham Greene wrote Lord Rochester's Monkey; Daniel Defoe quoted him often; Tennyson recited his poems; Voltaire admired his satire for 'energy and fire'; Goethe could quote him in English; and Hazlitt said that 'his verses cut and sparkle like diamonds' and that 'his contempt for everything that others respect almost amounts to sublimity'. Book jacket.
The Complete Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: John Wilmot Earl of Rochester
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

John Wilmot, the notorious Earl of Rochester, was the darling of the polished, profligate court of Charles II. One of the finest poets of the Restoration, patron to important playwrights, model for countless witty young rakes in Restoration comedies, he lived a full but short life, dying in 1680 (with
The complete poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Wilmot
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher:

Books about The complete poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
The Complete Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: John Wilmot Earl of Rochester
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

John Wilmot, the notorious Earl of Rochester, was the darling of the polished, profligate court of Charles II. One of the finest poets of the Restoration, patron to important playwrights, model for countless witty young rakes in Restoration comedies, he lived a full but short life, dying in 1680 (with
The Complete Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: John Wilmot Earl of Rochester
Categories: POETRY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Books about The Complete Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Keith Walker, Nicholas Fisher
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-21 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Building on the strength of Keith Walker’s acclaimed ThePoems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1984), leading scholarNicholas Fisher presents a thoroughly revised and updated editionof the work of one the greatest Restoration wits. Includes the text of Lucina’s Rape, Rochester’sadaptation of Fletcher’s revenge tragedy Valentinian,in a text that readily