Sir Walter Ralegh and his Readers in the Seventeenth Century

Speaking to the People

  • Authors
  • Anna R. Beer

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anna R. Beer
    Pages 22-59
  3. Anna R. Beer
    Pages 82-108
  4. Anna R. Beer
    Pages 109-138
  5. Anna R. Beer
    Pages 139-175
  6. Anna R. Beer
    Pages 176-178
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 179-207

About this book


Sir Walter Ralegh created a powerful public identity by means of the prose texts he wrote from prison. This new study not only offers a much-needed analysis of these neglected political writings, but also demonstrates the ways in which his readers modified Ralegh's public identity in a series of fascinating posthumous reinterpretations. By focusing on both Ralegh and his interpreters, this book contributes to the growing body of work on the politics and practice of writing and reading in early-modern England.


England politics work

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