Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines (3551 words)


Henry Neville (1620-1694) was an influential Republican political figure and MP during the Commonwealth and the Restoration periods, and the author of numerous tracts and satiric pamphlets which are sometimes difficult to interpret, as Susan Bruce points out in her introduction to Three Early Modern Utopias: Utopia, New Atlantis, The Isle of Pines (Oxford World’s Classics, 1999). The Isle of Pines (1668) is actually one of Neville’s “satires, whose targets are no longer as transparent as they may once have been” and which “operate by fusing political critique with sexual salaciousness” and anxieties “in ways which only recently have been acknowledged and taken seriously” (…

Citation: DUPEYRON-LAFAY, Françoise. "The Isle of Pines". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 July 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38958, accessed 21 September 2020.]

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