Michael Drayton, England’s Heroical Epistles (1597)
A Modern-Spelling Critical Edition

Edited by Juan Manuel Camacho Ramos

Critical Texts 79

Modern Humanities Research Association

  Spring 2023

ISBN: 978-1-839541-13-1 (paperback)  •  RRP £12.99, $17.99, €14.99

ISBN: 978-1-839541-14-8 (JSTOR ebook)

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England’s Heroicall Epistles, experienced a stunning reception upon publication in late 1597. The collection was registered in October that year and its success brought about a reissuing of the same in 1598 and new editions in 1599, 1600, and 1602. The collection reappeared seven more times before the year 1631 was over, the year of Drayton’s passing, and further reprintings were to follow before the end of the century.

This critical edition sheds greater light on the literary skills and craftsmanship of this great English poet whom literary criticism has unfairly pushed to the margins in our anthologies of literature.

Bibliography entry:

Ramos, Juan Manuel Camacho (ed.), Michael Drayton, England’s Heroical Epistles (1597): A Modern-Spelling Critical Edition, Critical Texts, 79 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2023)

First footnote reference: 35 Michael Drayton, England’s Heroical Epistles (1597): A Modern-Spelling Critical Edition, ed. by Juan Manuel Camacho Ramos, Critical Texts, 79 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2023), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Ramos, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Ramos, Juan Manuel Camacho (ed.). 2023. Michael Drayton, England’s Heroical Epistles (1597): A Modern-Spelling Critical Edition, Critical Texts, 79 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Ramos 2023: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Ramos 2023: 21.

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