17th century in literature

17th century in literature

"See also:" 16th century in literature
*Early Modern literature
*other events of the 17th century
*18th century in literature, 1700 in literature,and list of years in literature.

Events and trends

* 1660-1669 - Samuel Pepys writes his diary.
* 1667-1668 - Marianna Alcoforado writes her "Letters of a Portuguese Nun".
* Metaphysical poets
* German literature of the Baroque period

New books and plays

*"Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" by William Shakespeare
*"England's Helicon" (anthology) - including work by Edmund Spenser, Michael Drayton, Thomas Lodge, Philip Sidney and others
*"Old Fortunatus" - Thomas Dekker
*"The Spanish Moor's Tragedy" - Thomas Dekker, John Marston, and William Haughton

*"Twelfth Night, or What You Will" by William Shakespeare
*"Cynthia's Revels" - Ben Jonson
*"Satiromastix" - Thomas Dekker

*"Troilus and Cressida" by William Shakespeare
*"Antonio and Mellida" (play) - John Marston
*"Mirum in Modum" (poetry) - John Davies of Hereford
*"Satiromastix" (play) - Thomas Dekker and John Marston
*"A Survey of Cornwall" - Richard Carew

*"The True Law of Free Monarchies" by King James I
*"Measure for Measure" by William Shakespeare
*"Othello" by William Shakespeare
*"The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe (published)

*"All's Well That Ends Well" by William Shakespeare
*"The Honest Whore" (play) - Thomas Dekker
*"The Malcontent" (play) - John Marston

*"Timon of Athens" by William Shakespeare
*"The Dutch Courtesan" (play) - John Marston
*"The Tragedy of Philotas" (play) - Samuel Daniel
*"The Tragedy of King Lear" by William Shakespeare
*"Don Quixote" ("El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha"), Part I - Miguel de Cervantes
*"Epistle concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue" - Richard Carew

*"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare
*"Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare
*The King James Version of the Holy Bible :1607
*"A Woman Killed with Kindness" (play) - Thomas Heywood
*"Bussy D'Ambois" (play) - George Chapman
*"Michaelmas Terme" (play) - Thomas Middleton
*"The Knight of the Burning Pestle" (play) - Francis Beaumont
*"The Famous History of Sir Thomas Wyat" (play) - Thomas Dekker and John Webster
*"The Legend of Great Cromwell" - Michael Drayton
*"Pericles, Prince of Tyre" by William Shakespeare
*"The Revenger's Tragedy" by Thomas Middleton

*"Coriolanus" by William Shakespeare
*"A Nest of Ninnies" - Robert Armin
*"Humour out of Breathe" (play) - John Day
*"The Belman of London" (play) - Thomas Dekker
*"The Merry Devil of Edmonton" (play) - anonymous; has been attributed to William Shakespeare, Michael Drayton and others.

*"The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare
*"Fourre Birds of Noahs Arke" - Thomas Dekker
*"The Gul's Hornebooke" - Thomas Dekker

*"Cymbeline" by William Shakespeare
*"The Faithful Shepherdess" (play) - John Fletcher

*The Authorized Version (King James version) of the Bible
*"The Tempest" by William Shakespeare
*"Catiline his Conspiracy" (play) - Ben Jonson
*"The Roaring Girle" (play) - Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton

*"A Woman is a Weather-Cocke" - Nathaniel Field

*"Henry VIII" by William Shakespeare
*"Tears on the Death of Moeliades" - William Drummond of Hawthornden
*"The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" - George Chapman
*"Purchas, his Pilgrimage; or, Relations of the World and the Religions observed in all Ages" - Samuel Purchas

*"Bartholomew Fair" (play) - Ben Jonson
*"Fama fraternitatis Roseae Crucis oder Die Bruderschaft des Ordens der Rosenkreuzer" - Johannes Valentinus Andreae

*"Don Quixote", Part II - Miguel de Cervantes
*"Confessio oder Bekenntnis der Societät und Bruderschaft Rosenkreuz" - Johannes Valentinus Andreae

*"Ben Jonson's Works"
*"The Whole Works of Homer" - George Chapman
*"Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz Anno 1459" - Johannes Valentinus Andreae
*"Rollo, Duke of Normandy" (also known as "The Bloody Brother") (?1616-30?) - John Fletcher, Ben Jonson, Philip Massinger, George Chapman ( [http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/fletcher/drinkingsong.htm The drinking song] )

*"A Faire Quarrell" (play) - Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

*"History of Tythes" - John Selden
*"Amends for Ladies" (play) - Nathaniel Field

*"A King and No King" (play) - Beaumont and Fletcher
*"The Maid's Tragedy" (play) - Beaumont and Fletcher
*"The Shoemaker's Holiday" - Thomas Deloney
*"The Custome of the Countrey" - John Fletcher and Philip Massinger
*"Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio" - Johannes Valentinus Andreae

*"Philaster" - Beaumont and Fletcher

*"The Anatomy of Melancholy" - Robert Burton
*"Women Beware Women" - Thomas Middleton
*"El vergonzoso en palacio" - Tirso de Molina

*"The Heir" (play) - Thomas May
*"The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh" - Francis Bacon
*"The French Disease" - Richard Brome
*"The Beggar's Bush" - John Fletcher
*"El tejedor de Segovia" - Juan Ruiz de Alarcón
*"The Changeling" - Thomas Middleton and William Rowley [http://www.tech.org/~cleary/change.html text]

*"A Fault in Friendship" - Richard Brome
*"Flowers of Sion" - William Drummond of Hawthornden
*"The Duchess of Malfi" - John Webster
*"First Folio" - William Shakespeare

*"The City-Night-Cap" (comedy) - Robert Davenport
*"Nero Caesar, or Monarchie Depraved" - Edmund Bolton
*"The Sun's Darling" - John Ford

*"A Game at Chess " - Thomas Middleton
*"Complete Essays" - Francis Bacon
*"Les Bergeries " - Racan

*"The Bataile of Agincourt" - Michael Drayton
*"First Steps up Parnassus" - Michael Drayton

*"Microcosmographie" - John Earle

*"The Roman Actor" (play) - Philip Massinger
*"The Saint's Cordial" - Richard Sibbes
*"The Tragedy of Albovine" (play) - William D'Avenant

*"The Conceited Pedlar" - Thomas Randolph

*"The Fair Maid of the West" (play) - Thomas Heywood

*"L'Allegro" - John Milton
*"The Fatal Dowry" (play) - Nathaniel Field and Philip Massinger
*"The City Madam" - Philip Massinger
*"The Muses’ Looking-Glass" by Thomas Randolph

*"A New Way to Pay Old Debts" (play) - Philip Massinger
*"Love's Sacrifice" (play) - John Ford
*"The Gamester" (play) - James Shirley
*"The Temple" (poetry) - George Herbert

*"Tottenham Court" (play) - Thomas Nabbes

*"The Royal Slave" (play) - William Cartwright

*"The Pleasant Historie of Albino and Bellama" - Nathaniel Whiting

*"Alcione" (play) - Pierre du Ryer

*"Argalus and Parthenia" (play) - Henry Glapthorne
*"The City Match" - Jasper Mayne

*"Dodona's Grove" - James Howell
*The Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in North America
*"Joseph's partly-coloured Coat" - Thomas Fuller

*"Episcopacy by Divine Right" - Joseph Hall
*"The Cardinall" (play) - James Shirley (first extant edition, 1652)
*"A Joviall Crew" (play) - Richard Brome (first extant edition, 1652)
*"Fragmenta Regalia, or Observations on the late Queen Elizabeth, her Times and Favourites" - Sir Robert Naunton (posthumous)

* September: Playhouses closed in England by government order.
*"Religio Medici" Sir Thomas Browne
*"Saul" (play) by Pierre du Ryer

*"Areopagitica" by John Milton

*"Andronicus or the Unfortunate Politician" - Thomas Fuller
* Pseudodoxia Epidemica or "Vulgar Errors" - Sir Thomas Browne

*"Philosophical Poems" - Henry More

*"The Amorous War" - Jasper Mayne
*"Hesperides" by Robert Herrick (poet)

*"Eikon Basilike" - John Gauden

*"Silex scintillans" - Henry Vaughan

* "Leviathan" - Thomas Hobbes
* "Reliquiae Wottonianiae" - Sir Henry Wotton (posthumous)
* "Jeune Alcidiane" - Marin le Roy de Gomberville

*"Brief Character of the Low Countries" - Owen Feltham
*"Theophilia or Love's Sacrifice" (poetry) - Edward Benlowes
*"The Cardinall" (play) - James Shirley

*"A History of New England" - Edward Johnson
*"The Compleat Angler" - Izaak Walton
*"Poems and Fancies" - Margaret Cavendish

*"Lucifer" (play) - Joost van den Vondel
*"Parlhenissa", a novel - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery

*"The Worlds Olio" - Margaret Cavendish

*"Nature's Pictures" - Margaret Cavendish
*"Oceana" by James Harrington


*Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial - Sir Thomas Browne
*The Garden of Cyrus -Sir Thomas Browne

*"Lucasta" - Richard Lovelace (posthumous)
*"Pharonnida" - William Chamberlayne

*"Tyrannus, or The Mode" - John Evelyn

*A new edition of the "Book of Common Prayer" of the Church of England (this edition remains the officially authorised book to the present day).

*"Love's Kingdom, with a Discourse of the English Stage" - Richard Flecknoe

*"A Moral Essay preferring Solitude to Public Employment" - Sir George Mackenzie
*"Memoires" of François Bassompierre (posthumous)

*"Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners" by John Bunyan

*"Paradise Lost" by John Milton
*"Annus Mirabilis, the Year of Wonders 1666" - John Dryden
*"Secret Love" (play) - John Dryden

*"Le Tartuffe" - Molière
*"Cyprianus Anglicanus" - Peter Heylin
*"Essay of Dramatick Poesie" - John Dryden
*"Observations upon Experimental Philosophy" - Margaret Cavendish

*"The Forced Marriage" - Aphra Behn
*"The Conquest of Granada" - John Dryden

*"Samson Agonistes" - John Milton
*"The Rehearsal (play)" - George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham performed

*"Marriage A-la-Mode" by John Dryden
*"The Rehearsal (play)" by George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham published

*"Navigation and Commerce" - John Evelyn
*"The Tragedy of Nero, Emperour of Rome" (play) - Nathaniel Lee

*"The Country Wife" by William Wycherley
*"Gerania; a New Discovery of a Little Sort of People, anciently discoursed of, called Pygmies" by Joshua Barnes

*"The Man of Mode" (play) - George Etherege
*"English-Adventures by a Person of Honor" - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery

*"Phèdre" - Jean Racine
*"Treatise of the Art of War" - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery

*"All for Love" - John Dryden
*"The True Intellectual System of the Universe" - Ralph Cudworth
*"The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan
*"Threnodia Carolina" - Sir Thomas Herbert

*"Anima Mundi" - Charles Blount

*"The Life and Death of Mr Badman" - John Bunyan

*"Miscellaneous Poems" by Andrew Marvell (posthumous)
*"Absalom and Achitophel" by John Dryden

*"The Hind and the Panther" - John Dryden
*"The Hind and the Panther Transversed to the Story of the Country and the City Mouse" - Matthew Prior
*"Bellamira, or The Mistress" (play) - Sir Charles Sedley

*"The Massacre of Paris" (play) - Nathaniel Lee
*"Table Talk" - John Selden (posthumous)

*"Amphitryon, or the Two Socias" - John Dryden
*"An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" - John Locke
*"Memoires of the Navy" by Samuel Pepys

*"The Impartial Critick" - John Dennis

*"The Fatal Marriage" (play) - Thomas Southerne

*"A New Voyage Round the World" - William Dampier

*"The Campaigners" (play) - Thomas D'Urfey

*"Dialogues of the Dead" - William King and Charles Boyle


* 1600 - Marin le Roy de Gomberville
* 1602 - Jean-Jacques Boissard
* 1605 - Thomas Browne
* 1606 - Pierre du Ryer
* 1611 - William Cartwright; Thomas Urquhart
* 1613 - John Cleveland
* 1615 - Tanneguy Lefebvre
* 1617 - Ralph Cudworth
* 1620 - Lucy Hutchinson
* 1621 - Andrew Marvell
* 1622 - Molière
* 1626 - John Aubrey
* 1627 - John Flavel
* 1628 - John Bunyan
* 1630 - Isaac Barrow
* 1631 - John Dryden
* 1633 - Samuel Pepys
* 1639 - Thomas Ellwood
* 1640 - Aphra Behn
* 1643 - Gilbert Burnet
* 1644 - Matsuo Bashō
* 1648 - Robert Barclay
* 1651 - William Dampier
* 1652 - Thomas Otway
* 1657 - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
* 1659 - John Asgill
* 1681 - Robert Keith
* 1685 - George Berkeley
* 1689 - Samuel Richardson


* 1600 - Richard Hooker (theologian)
* 1605 - John Stow
* 1607 - Sir Edward Dyer
* 1612 - Robert Armin
* 1616 - William Shakespeare; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Francis Beaumont; Richard Hakluyt
* 1621 - Guillaume du Vair
* 1623 - William Camden
* 1624 - Stephen Gosson
* 1625 - John Fletcher; Thomas Lodge
* 1626 - Lancelot Andrewes; Samuel Purchas
* 1631 - Michael Drayton; Guillén de Castro y Bellvis
* 1633 - Abraham Fraunce
* 1634 - George Chapman
* 1635 - Lope de Vega; Thomas Randolph; Richard Corbet; John Hall (son-in-law of Shakespeare)
* 1638 - Robert Aytoun
* 1640 - Philip Massinger
* 1641 - Augustine Baker
* 1643 - William Cartwright
* 1644 - Francis Quarles
* 1645 - William Lithgow
* 1647 - Francis Meres
* 1648 - George Abbot; Vincent Voiture
* 1658 - Pierre du Ryer
* 1660 - Thomas Urquhart
* 1662 - François le Métel de Boisrobert
* 1667 - Georges de Scudéry
* 1672 - Anne Bradstreet; Tanneguy Lefebvre
* 1673 - Molière
* 1674 - Marin le Roy de Gomberville
* 1678 - Andrew Marvell
* 1682 - Thomas Browne
* 1685 - Thomas Otway
* 1688 - John Bunyan; Ralph Cudworth
* 1689 - Aphra Behn
* 1691 - Richard Baxter; John Flavel

ee also

*German literature of the Baroque period
*French literature of the 17th century
*Early Modern English literature

External links

* http://www.bartleby.com/216/10001.html

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