Ideas of the Restoration in English Literature, 1660-71
Published by Macmillan (1984)
Out of Print
Charles II returned as king with bewildering suddenness in 1660; his regime needed all the propagandist help it could get; yet the future was uncertain. The book is a study of ideas of restoration—in the work of Cowley, Marvell, Dryden and Milton, in plays and poetry—that were often at odds with actual experience of the time.