This is the first book-length biography of Tudor writer, soldier, and courtier Thomas Churchyard (c.1529-1604), a figure well-known yet long neglected in early modern studies, who lived, wrote, and fought under five different monarchs and enjoyed an unrivalled fifty-year literary career.
Samuel Johnson's last literary work, the Lives of the Poets, offers a detailed survey of English poetry from the early seventeenth century down to Johnson's own time. Always recognized as a major contribution to English biography and criticism, it is also one of Johnson's most readable and eloquent achievements.
The letters included in the second volume of The Letters of William Godwin reflect an important period of transition in Godwin's life and thought.. They record irreplaceable losses and trace new beginnings in Godwin's intellectual and literary development, commercial ventures, and in his social and domestic life.