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The Resource Order and disorder, Lucy Hutchinson ; edited by David Norbrook

Order and disorder, Lucy Hutchinson ; edited by David Norbrook

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Order and disorder
Title
Order and disorder
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Hutchinson ; edited by David Norbrook
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Order and Disorder, the first epic poem by an Englishwoman, has never before been available in its entirety. The first five cantos were printed anonymously in 1679, but fifteen further cantos remained in manuscript, probably because they were so politically sensitive. David Norbrook has now attributed the work to the republican, Lucy Hutchison. In this volume, he provides a wealth of editorial matter, along with the first full version of Order and Disorder ever to be published." "Order and Disorder shares much in common with 'Paradise Lost'. Both poems use the Christian myth of man's fall as an analogy for troubled times. Writing in similar circumstances to Milton, as a republican whose hopes were shattered by the return of the monarchy in 1660, Lucy Hutchinson also turned to the Book of Genesis as the ultimate creation story. Vivid passages portraying the fall of Babel, the Flood and the destruction of Sodom are edged with hostility towards the Restoration political regime. The stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Rachel are interspersed with eloquent personal meditations on divine and human justice, the natural world, and women's role." "Lucy Hutchinson is one of the most important women writers of the seventeenth century; her other works include a classic political biography, 'Memoirs of the Life of Colonel John Hutchinson', and the first English translation of Lucretius's materialist epic, The Nature of the Universe. Order and Disorder will be of particular interest to scholars, students and general readers of seventeenth-century poetry in general, of Milton in particular, of Early Modern women's writing, and of Biblical narrative."--Jacket
  • "Order and Disorder, the first epic poem by an Englishwoman, has never before been available in its entirety. The first five cantos were printed anonymously in 1679, but fifteen further cantos remained in manuscript, probably because they were so politically sensitive. David Norbrook has now attributed the work to the republican, Lucy Hutchison. In this volume, he provides a wealth of editorial matter, along with the first full version of Order and Disorder ever to be published." "Order and Disorder shares much in common with 'Paradise Lost'. Both poems use the Christian myth of man's fall as an analogy for troubled times. Writing in similar circumstances to Milton, as a republican whose hopes were shattered by the return of the monarchy in 1660, Lucy Hutchinson also turned to the Book of Genesis as the ultimate creation story. Vivid passages portraying the fall of Babel, the Flood and the destruction of Sodom are edged with hostility towards the Restoration political regime. The stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Rachel are interspersed with eloquent personal meditations on divine and human justice, the natural world, and women's role." "Lucy Hutchinson is one of the most important women writers of the seventeenth century; her other works include a classic political biography, 'Memoirs of the Life of Colonel John Hutchinson', and the first English translation of Lucretius's materialist epic, The Nature of the Universe. Order and Disorder will be of particular interest to scholars, students and general readers of seventeenth-century poetry in general, of Milton in particular, of Early Modern women's writing, and of Biblical narrative."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1620-
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Hutchinson, Lucy
Dewey number
821/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR3517.H85
LC item number
O74 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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Norbrook, David
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  • Religious poetry, English
  • Epic poetry, English
Label
Order and disorder, Lucy Hutchinson ; edited by David Norbrook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-272)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Order and Disorder: The Poem and its Contexts: Lucy Hutchinson
  • Reading the Bible
  • Biblical Verse
  • The Divine Narrative
  • Politics and Religion
  • Eve's Version? Genesis, Women and the Woman Writer
  • Order and Disorder
  • Appendix: 'Elegies', no. 3
Control code
45058523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
lviii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780631220602
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00010378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Order and disorder, Lucy Hutchinson ; edited by David Norbrook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-272)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Order and Disorder: The Poem and its Contexts: Lucy Hutchinson
  • Reading the Bible
  • Biblical Verse
  • The Divine Narrative
  • Politics and Religion
  • Eve's Version? Genesis, Women and the Woman Writer
  • Order and Disorder
  • Appendix: 'Elegies', no. 3
Control code
45058523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
lviii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780631220602
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00010378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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