Literature and the Renaissance Garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II: England’s Paradise

Science and Technics

Amy L. Tigner

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 284 pages

File size: 20.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Spanning the period from Elizabeth I’s reign to Charles II’s restoration, this study argues the garden is a primary site evincing a progressive narrative of change, a narrative that looks to the Edenic as obtainable ideal in court politics, economic prosperity and national identity in early modern England. The book offers an original take on gardens by including medical and colonial discourse and by considering the perspective of ecocriticism.