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The English Wits: Literature and Sociability in Early Modern England
In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries the Inns of Court and fashionable London taverns developed a culture of clubbing, urban sociability and wit. The convivial societies that emerged created rituals to define social identities and to engage in literary play and political discussion. Michelle O'Callaghan argues that the lawyer-wits, including John Hoskyns,...more
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published February 8th 2007 by Cambridge University Press
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