Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover

❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Reprobates Author John Stubbs – Ms-style.pro John Stubbs's Reprobates charts the rise and fall of the Cavaliers before during and after the English Civil War From disastrous foreign forays to syphilitic poets from political intriguing to ambitioJohn Stubbs's Reprobates charts the rise and fall of the Cavaliers before during and after the English Civil War From disastrous foreign forays to syphilitic poets from political intriguing to ambitious young playwrights keen to curry favour with the king John Stubbs brings alive the vibrant cast of characters that were at the centre of the English Civil War Stubbs shows the reader just how the country was brought to one of the most destructive moments in its history 'Dashing and daring colourful.

Subtle and provocative stuffed almost to bursting point with character and incident Feasting on poems diaries plays masques letters and biographies Reprobates introduces us to a flamboyant parade of chancers dreamers turncoats heroes idiots and hedonists who grab the reader's shoulders and force a drink on us as if in some dim lit tallow smoked tavern of the 1630s'Independent 'Swaggeringly splendidStubbs is a brilliant expositor of poetryone cannot resist being carried along the sheer boldness of.

reprobates epub Reprobates PDF/EPUBSubtle and provocative stuffed almost to bursting point with character and incident Feasting on poems diaries plays masques letters and biographies Reprobates introduces us to a flamboyant parade of chancers dreamers turncoats heroes idiots and hedonists who grab the reader's shoulders and force a drink on us as if in some dim lit tallow smoked tavern of the 1630s'Independent 'Swaggeringly splendidStubbs is a brilliant expositor of poetryone cannot resist being carried along the sheer boldness of.

Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover

Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover John Stubbs received his PhD in Renaissance literature from Cambridge University His biography John Donne The Reformed Soul was shortlisted for the Costa Award and won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award He lives in Slovenia

10 thoughts on “Reprobates

  1. Kate Kate says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBOH DEAR GOD THIS IS SUCH A BORING BOOK Granted I don't know much about the English Civil War but I do know that it was a very exciting time in history This writer wrings all the life out of this story It's DRY DRY DRY The author is obviously very knowledgeable and I give him credit for that but it just goes to show you that you can be a world class Cambridge scholar and still not be a good writer It really is fascinating how you can take a really interesting subject and make it the most boring thing on God's green earth just by bad writing There is no flowno story Not even an argument what you might expect in an academic book At first I thought his prose was nice but the I read the pedantic I realized he was He gets so wound up in self admiration that his syntax is clumsy Definitely not recommended


  2. Lauren Albert Lauren Albert says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBI found the book lacked a core this can happen with group biographies Even he sees that they are a diverse group that by chance received a group name But as a topic the demonstration of the diversity of a group of people that history has lumped together obviously poses a problem for the unity and organization of a book The other weakness was Stubbs' failure to show historical events At one point he jumps from Cromwell to the Restoration with no explanation


  3. Jennifer JCS Jennifer JCS says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUB‘For the People are naturally not valiant and not much cavalier’ Sir John SucklingDespite the sub title the English Civil War is not the primary focus of this book it's about the context than the conflict In this book John Stubbs combines literary biography with political and social history to look at members of a group of royalist writers who gathered around Ben Johnson during the late 1620s and 1630s before seeking their fortunes at court Those writers including Thomas Carew William Davenant Sir John Denham Robert Herrick Richard Lovelace and Sir John Suckling became known as `The Sons or Tribe of Ben' and


  4. Jessica Jessica says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBAll I could think whilst reading this book was that perhaps the cover quote was meant to read Stubbs writes in fizzling prose Because really truly this book was hideously boring Stubbs skips around so much and tries to cover such an enormous cast of characters that it was almost impossible for me to keep track of who he was talking about Davenant was the only one I managed to piece together any kind of coherent biography for and that was only because his syphilitic nose was constantly mentioned so I could at least remember wh


  5. Tom Tom says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBNot for the casual student nor even the Sunday Scholar this in depth study of the poets and wits of the English Civil War is both pedantic and detailed beyond belief A fine academic treatise for anyone who wants to truly understand both the Cavalier and the Puritan but turgent with detail at times


  6. Erin Britton Erin Britton says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBTo think of the English Civil War is to think of dandified gentlemanly cavaliers fighting the cause of the King against the puritanical roundheads and their zeal for social revolution From this p


  7. Brian Willis Brian Willis says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBThis is a much needed book on a section of poets that usually are relegated to compilations and read by English majors but little discussed anywhere else The cavalier poets do not merit individual biographies except in the case of Andrew Marvell but do deserve our attention as a group William Davenant Robert Herrick John Suckling Richard Lovelace and many others wrote poems of the carpe diem variety with famous lyrics such as Gather ye rosebuds while ye may but did so within the context of the turmoil of the English Civil War This book places them within that context with a large focus on the politics and religious perspectives of the age while adopting Davenant as a central figure Although I enjoyed his book on John Donne the perspective and focus is much diffuse and scattered here leading me to skim sections of the book Important i


  8. Hettie Hettie says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBThis book was very readable and nicely balanced remembering how the English Civil War is badly named and a lot took place in Scotland I took forever to read it however mainly because work has been so busy and that spoiled me properly having the chance to enjoy it


  9. Jason Walker Jason Walker says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBWas it an upgrade to go from Reprobate to Privateer? What happened on the sea also happened on land In the time between crowns highway men had the forgivanc


  10. Ginger Ginger says:

    Reprobates PDF ò Hardcover reprobates epub, Reprobates PDF/EPUBWish I could give it 3 12 stars Slow to start but 4 stars if you're interested in the English Civil Wars and the poetry of the period otherwise probably not your cuppa


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