Order and Disorder by Lucy Hutchinson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Order and Disorder
By Lucy Hutchinson

Order and Disorder

By (author) See other recent books by Lucy Hutchinson
Edited by David Norbrook See other recent books by David Norbrook
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $221.95
Your Price: $199.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $22.19! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.99 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Order and Disorder by Lucy Hutchinson

Book Description

Order and Disorder, the first epic poem by an Englishwoman, has never before been available in its entirety. The first five cantos were printed anonymously in 1679, but fifteen further cantos remained in manuscript, probably because they were so politically sensitive. David Norbrook, widely recognized as a leading authority on Renaissance literature and politics, has now attributed the work to the republican, Lucy Hutchison. In this prestigious scholarly volume, he provides a wealth of editorial matter, along with the first full version of Order and Disorder ever to be published. Order and Disorder shares much in common with 'Paradise Lost'. Both poems use the Christian myth of man's fall as an analogy for troubled times. Writing in similar circumstances to Milton, as a republican whose hopes were shattered by the return of the monarchy in 1660, Lucy Hutchinson also turned to the Book of Genesis as the ultimate creation story. Vivid passages portraying the fall of Babel, the Flood and the destruction of Sodom are edged with hostility towards the Restoration political regime. The stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Rachel are interspersed with eloquent personal meditations on divine and human justice, the natural world, and women's role. Lucy Hutchinson is one of the most important women writers of the seventeenth century; her other works include a classic political biography, 'Memoirs of the Life of Colonel John Hutchinson', and the first English translation of Lucretius's materialist epic, The Nature of the Universe. Order and Disorder will be of particular interest to scholars, students and general readers of seventeenth-century poetry in general, of Milton in particular, of Early Modern women's writing, and of Biblical narrative.

Buy Order and Disorder book by Lucy Hutchinson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780631220602
ISBN-10: 0631220607
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 166mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Lucy Hutchinson

Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson by Lucy Hutchinson Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Paperback (October 2010)

The author vividly documents the life and political commitments of her husband John Hutchinson during the English Civil War period.

Order and Disorder by Lucy Hutchinson Order and Disorder, Paperback (January 2001)

Order and Disorder, the first epic poem by an Englishwoman, has never before been available in its entirety. The first five cantos were printed anonymously in 1679, but fifteen further cantos remained in manuscript, probably because they were so politically sensitive.

» View all books by Lucy Hutchinson

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Order and Disorder book by Lucy Hutchinson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Lucy Hutchinson

David Norbrook is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. His publications include Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance (1984) and Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics 1627-1660 (1999).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Lucy Hutchinson close
Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson by Lucy Hutchinson
Order and Disorder by Lucy Hutchinson
»
Recent books by David Norbrook close
Lucretius and the Early Modern by David Norbrook
Works of Lucy Hutchinson by David Norbrook
Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance by David Norbrook
Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance by David Norbrook
Order and Disorder by David Norbrook
Order and Disorder by David Norbrook
Writing the English Republic by David Norbrook
Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse by David Norbrook
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close