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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (16 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405187794
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405187794
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 2.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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At last, an indispensable edition of Rochester for all scholars and teachers of the Restoration period. The drama Valentinian/Lucina′s Rape is literally a revelation, over one thousand lines of authentic Rochester now visible in bold type. James Grantham Turner, University of California, Berkeley

Fisher s edition of Rochester is not only a fitting and loving tribute to two great Rochesterians, Keith Walker and Harold Love: it is a considerable work of independent scholarship, providing an unmodernized text fully informed by the most authoritative manuscript sources and intelligently annotated. A delicious bonus is the inclusion of Rochester s version of John Fletcher s tragedy Valentinian entitled Lucina s Rape. Rochester is one of the most influential writers not to have appeared extensively in print in his own lifetime. This important edition enables us to understand that influence and evaluate it anew. Brean Hammond, University of Nottingham

"For scholars of seventeenth–century libertine culture and poetry lovers with a penchant for old–school smut, Rochester′s verse holds abiding interest. Walker′s and Fisher′s edition makes these verses accessible to a broad audience, their exhaustive annotations and introductory material offering contextual information invaluable to readers new to this author, or indeed to the seventeenth century." (M/C Reviews, October 2010)

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At last, an indispensable edition of Rochester for all scholars and teachers of the Restoration period. The drama Valentinian/Lucina′s Rape is literally a revelation, over one thousand lines of authentic Rochester now visible in bold type.
James Grantham Turner, University of California, Berkeley

Fisher s edition of Rochester is not only a fitting and loving tribute to two great Rochesterians, Keith Walker and Harold Love: it is a considerable work of independent scholarship, providing an unmodernized text fully informed by the most authoritative manuscript sources and intelligently annotated. A delicious bonus is the inclusion of Rochester s version of John Fletcher s tragedy Valentinian entitled Lucina s Rape. Rochester is one of the most influential writers not to have appeared extensively in print in his own lifetime. This important edition enables us to understand that influence and evaluate it anew.
Brean Hammond, University of Nottingham


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This book is beautifully produced, and it is a joy to look at and read. The content is first class, with the right combination of analysis, background, and of course the poems which are easy to read because of the well chosen type and size.
The packaging was perfect, and the delivery was very swift.
All in all, I am very satisfied.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Petar A. Cannon on 20 Jan. 2011
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This an excellent edition of Rochester, not only does it supply the need for an authorotative edition for students and the general reader, at a relatively affordable price, it is in many ways a supplement to Harold Loves' magisterial (and, frankly, seemingly unsurpassable)edition. For anyone who cannot afford Loves' very expensive OUP edition I would recomend that they purchase this one and, for those who own a copy of Loves' edition, I would recomend that they also acquire this one. (Whatever you buy, I urge you to avoid Vieths' out-dated, and now unreliable, edition like the plague!)For convenience here is a product link to Loves' edition:The Works of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (Oxford English Texts)[[ASIN:0198183674 The Works of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (Oxford English Texts)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nell Gwynn on 2 Oct. 2012
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Those who are offended by John's works are just utterly prudish! Whilst the "C" word maybe used a lot, amongst other lewd and fabulous words..... This is ART. Profound, shockingly truthful wonderfully clever, sexual satirical, bawdy, debaucherous, scandalous.....

Oh how dull life t'would be without The Earl of Rochester!!.... A genius. I adore his work, call it what you will.... however, tis anything but dull. For those who call him just plain disgusting- you need educating!
As from the moment I read his poetry I fell for the one and only John Wilmot, our Lord and second Earl. <3
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