John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Building on the strength of Keith Walker's acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1984), leading scholar Nicholas Fisher presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the work of one the greatest Restoration wits.
* Includes the text of Lucina's Rape, Rochester's adaptation of Fletcher's revenge tragedy Valentinian, in a text that readily identifies Rochester's revisions
* Presents the poems in versions that were current during Rochester's lifetime, allowing the reader to experience the poems as Rochester's contemporaries did
* Incorporates insights and discoveries made over the last twenty-five years and texts of manuscripts that previously were unavailable for study