E101 Renaissance Literature, UC Irvine Winter 1991

Professor: Harold Toliver.

Assistant: Al Drake.


The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 5th. edition, Volume 1

Francis Bacon, A Selection of His Works, ed. Sidney Warhaft

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, Parts I and II (Macmillan)


Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Norton, 435-56

Castiglione (Hoby translation), Norton 1006-22


Sir Thomas Wyatt: The Long Love, Whoso List, They Flee from Me

Surrey: Love, That Doth Reign

Sidney: Astrophil and Stella 1, 5, 15, 31, 39, 74; “Defense of Poesy” in Norton, Leave Me O Love

Shakespeare: Sonnets 12, 15, 18, 30, 55, 60, 73, 94, 106, 107, 116, 129, 138

Lady Mary Wroth: In This Strange Labyrinth

Donne: The Flea, The Ecstasy, Satire III

Milton: How Soon Hath Time, When I Consider, On the Late Massacre, Methought I Saw

Herbert: The Bunch of Grapes, Man, The Pilgrimage, The Pearl

Vaughan: The World

Seventeenth-Century Prose

Donne: Norton 1105-11

Bacon: Of Studies (1597, 1612, 1625 versions), Of Truth, Of Death, Of Parents and Children, Of Marriage and Single Life, Of Love, Of Great Place, Of Travel, Of Friendship, Of Youth and Age; from The Advancement of Learning, the First Book, 198-262; from The Great Instauration, 302-324; from The New Organon, 331-375; from The Dignity and Advancement of Learning, 394-95, 406-10

Milton: Selections from The Reason of Church Government and Areopagitica, 1425-1440

Browne: Norton, 1717-1732

Lilburne: from The Picture of the Council of State, Norton 1737-1742

Hobbes: Leviathan: from Book I, 23-51, 61-75, 104-36; from Book II, 139-196


Jonson: Volpone, Norton 1113-1208

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi, Norton 1240-1319