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This front matter section of the book A Companion to Richard Hooker contains the table of contents, list of contributors, acknowledgements, abbreviations and acronyms, list of illustrations, foreword by Rowan William, and an introduction by W. J. Torrance Kirby. The book provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to Richard Hooker?s life, works, thought, and reputation. The aim of the Companion is to bring together a representative body of contributors in order to synthesize current trends in criticism and to summarize the state of scholarly debate. The book is dedicated to the memory of Speed Hill, general editor of The Folger Library Edition of the Works of Richard Hooker, whose Herculean efforts brought this splendid new critical edition into the light of day. The section also provides an overview of all the chapters contained in the book.

Keywords: criticism; Herculean efforts; Richard Hooker



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